Round Island Passage Light

1947

LAKE HURON LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

This light is closer to Mackinaw Island and the edge of the Round Island Passage than the light built in 1895 on Round Island.

LOCATION: Along passage in 26 ft. of water, off South shore of Mackinac Island, NW end of Lake Huron

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1947

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: 1973

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Crib

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Cas

TOWER SHAPE: Octagonal tower on square base --- 71 ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: White / now is white tower on red house on white base

ORIGINAL LENS: Solid bank of sealed beam lights

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: This light is topped by a radiobeacon tower.