Sturgeon Point Light

1869

LAKE HURON LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

Occasionally the tower is opened by the USCG for people to climb --- 85 steps in all to reach the still active lantern room!  From here you can see the need for this light --- the shoreline of Sturgeon Point, a strip of gravel, and a reef offshore.

LOCATION: Most Easterly point between Saginaw and Thunder Bays, North of Harrisville, West side of Lake Huron

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1869

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: 1939

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Limestone

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Brick

TOWER SHAPE: Conical attached --- 68 ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: White with black lantern

ORIGINAL LENS: Sixth Order, Fresnel 1869 / replaced by a Three and one-half Order, Fresnel 1887

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: The Alcona County Historical Society owns the station and has a museum in the old keeper's quarters.  The museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, M-F from 10am-4pm & Sat-Sun from Noon-4pm.  From Labor Day until the end of color season, it's open Fridays, 10am-4pm and Sat-Sun, Noon-4pm.