Little Sable Point (Petite Pointe Au Sable) Light

1874

LAKE MICHIGAN LIGHTS

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This site was originally known as Petite Pointe Au Sable.
Only the tower remains at the site, but remnants of the house's foundation are visible in the sand a few feet from the tower.

LOCATION: On Little Sable Point in Silver Lake State Park (10 mi S of Pentwater), E side of Lake Michigan

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1874

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: 1955

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Wood Pilings

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Brick

TOWER SHAPE: Conical--- 107ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Red brick with black, cast iron lantern room

ORIGINAL LENS: Third Order, Fresnel 1874

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: One of the oldest brick lighthouses on the Great Lakes. Since this light is in a state park, not only is it protected, but the state park fees help pay for that protection.