BIG SABLE POINT LIGHT

Location: EAST SHORE OF LAKE MICHIGAN
Body of Water: Lake Michigan
County: Mason
Year Station Established: 1867
Siting: Mainland
Latitude: 44° 03' 30"
Longitude: 86° 30' 54"

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BIG SABLE POINT LIGHTHOUSE
Year Constructed: 1867
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1867
Operational? Yes
Automated? 1968
Deactivated: Not Available
Foundation Materials: WOOD PILINGS
Construction Materials: BRICK ENCASED IN IRON PLATE
Ancillary Buildings: No
Grounds: Yes
Bottomlands: No
COE Structure: No
Architectural Style: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: MIDDLE THIRD/TOP BLACK, REMAINDER WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL 1867
Owner: Department of National Resources
Lessee: Big Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association
Open to the Public? Yes
Museum: No
Web Site: http://www.bigsablelighthouse.org/
National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #83004296
Other Important Dates: 1900 (tower encased in steel); 1905 Watchroom encased)
History: TOWER ENCASED IN IRON PLATE IN 1900; LIGHT STATION TRANSFERRED TO STATE OWNERSHIP NOV 1, 2002