WAUGOSHANCE LIGHT

Location: NW OF WAUGOSHANCE ISLAND
Body of Water: Lake Michigan
County: Emmet
Year Station Established: 1832
Siting: Offshore
Latitude: 45° 47' 15"
Longitude: 85° 05' 30"
Year Constructed: 1851
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1851
Operational? No
Deactivated: 1912
Foundation Materials: TIMBER CRIB FILLED W/STONE
Construction Materials: BRICK ENCASED W/IRON PLATE
Ancillary Buildings: No
Grounds: No
Bottomlands: Yes
COE Structure: No
Architectural Style: CONICAL (ENCASED IN IRON IN 1883)
Markings/Pattern: NATURAL
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Owner: U.S. Coast Guard
Open to the Public? No
Museum: No
Web Site: http://www.waugoshance.org/
National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #83000841
Other Important Dates: 1870 (pier reconstructed); 1883 (fog lamp added and tower encased in steel)
History: 1ST MAJOR CRIB STRUCTURE BUILT FOR A LIGHTHOUSE ON GREAT LAKES; PIER RECONSTRUCTED 1870; USED "BIRDCAGE LANTERN"; REPLACED BY WHITE SHOAL & GRAYS REEF LIGHTS