Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast
Contact Address Information:
3 Lighthouse Road
Tower Height: 65
Height of Focal Plane: 60
Description of Tower: Square brick tower attached to keeper's house.
This light is operational
Two story duplex keeper's house, oil house, garage, two outhouses, well house.
Date Established: 1896
Date Present Tower Built: 1896
Date Deactivated: 1961-1990
Date Automated: 1941
Optics: 1896: Third order Fresnel lens (on display at the Marquette Maritime Museum).
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, bed and breakfast inn.
Open To Public? Yes.
Guided tours are available from May through September at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Sunday.
Take Highway 550 north into Big Bay, then follow the lighthouse signs for 3 1/2 miles to the inn. The inn is open year-round. The grounds are open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are required to park at the gate and walk 1/10 of a mile up to the lighthouse. Keweenaw Excursions offers cruises that pass this lighthouse; see www.keweenawexcursions.com/pages/lighthouses.htm or call 906-482-0884, or email Kraig@portup.com.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places