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Name: North Manitou Shoal Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Glen Arbor, Michigan, United States

Location: Near the Manitou Passage, Lake Michigan.


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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Managing Organization:
North Manitou Shoal Light Preservation Society

Contact Address Information:
336 Wolverine Drive
Walled Lake
Michigan, 48390, United States

Notes:
This lighthouse replaced a lightship that had been on the site since 1910. It helps to mark the dangerous Manitou Passage.

Tower Height: 63

Height of Focal Plane: 79

Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: Square, steel and concrete tower on roof of keeper's quarters.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Intergral two-story keeper's quarters.

Date Established: 1935

Date Present Tower Built: 1935

Date Automated: 1980

Optics: 1935: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now DCB-24.

Fog Signal: Originally diaphone fog horn, now automated horn with two blasts every 20 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Directions:
The ferry from Leland to the Manitou Islands passes this lighthouse. Call the Manitou Islands Transit Company at (616) 256-9061 for information or see www.leelanau.com/manitou/shoreline.html

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