Huron Island Light

1868

LAKE SUPERIOR LIGHTS

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LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

Just like Granite Island, this light is not very tall at 39ft.; however, its location on the highest granite outcropping of West Huron Island puts it 197ft. above Lake Superior.

LOCATION: NE side of West Huron Island, E of Huron Bay, S side of Lake Superior

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1868

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: 1972

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Emplaced (Surface rock)

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Granite and brick

TOWER SHAPE: Attached square --- 39ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Natural with white lantern

ORIGINAL LENS: Three and one-half Order, Fresnel 1868

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: The corners of the tower and keeper's dwelling, as well as the windows and doors, have been outlined in white stone (just like Granite Island) which give it a beautiful, distinctive appearance.