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Name: Crisp Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Paradise, Michigan, United States

Location: 14 miles west of Whitefish Point, Lake Superior.

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Crisp Point Light Historical Society


Contact Address Information:
450 W Marr Rd
Michigan, 48855, United States

All buildings except the lighthouse were destroyed by the Coast Guard in 1965. The lighthouse fell into disrepair and became the property of Luce County in 1997. It is now leased to the Crisp Point Lighthouse Society, a nonprofit, charitable organization that has been formed to restore and preserve the lighthouse. The society is leasing the light in 40 year increments. Once on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List, this lighthouse has now been saved.

Tower Height: 58

Height of Focal Plane: 58

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower with black cast iron lantern.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1904

Date Present Tower Built: 1904

Date Deactivated: 1993

Optics: 1904: Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed). ML-300 optic placed in tower in 2012.

Fog Signal: 1904: Diaphone horn.

Current Use: Under restoration.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is 18 miles off the main road. It's been said that visiting this lighthouse is not a trip -- it's an adventure. Go to for the extensive driving directions and a map.


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