WHITE SHOAL LIGHT

Location: NW OF WAUGOSHANCE ISLAND
Body of Water: Lake Michigan
County: Emmet
Year Station Established: 1891
Siting: Offshore
Latitude: 45° 50' 30"
Longitude: 85° 08' 06"

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE WHITE SHOAL LIGHT TOWER WITH WHITE
Year Constructed: 1910
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1910
Operational? Yes
Automated? 1976
Deactivated: Not Available
Foundation Materials: TIMBER CRIB/CONCRETE PIER
Construction Materials: TERRA COTTA/STEEL W/BRICK INT.
Ancillary Buildings: No
Grounds: No
Bottomlands: Yes
COE Structure: No
Architectural Style: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE/ORIG. RED AND WHITE SPIRAL BANDS
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
Owner: U.S. Coast Guard
Open to the Public? No
Museum: No
National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001391
History: ONE OF FIRST THREE LIGHTSHIP STATIONS IN GREAT LAKES; CONSTRUCTION WAS MAJOR ENGINEERING FEAT BECAUSE OF ISOLATED LOCATION; ONLY RED/WHITE BARBER POLE STRIPED IN U.S.