Presque Isle County
This lighthouse replaced the old Presque Isle Lighthouse, which was built in 1840. It is maintained by Presque Isle County; the Coast Guard still maintains the active optic.
Tower Height: 109
Height of Focal Plane: 113
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds.
Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1871
Date Present Tower Built: 1871
Date Automated: 1970
Optics: 1871: Third order Fresnel lens, still in use.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, museum.
The keeper's dwelling now houses a historical museum and gift shop. It is open from mid-May to mid-September, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From US Route 23, follow Highway 638 south toward Lake Huron. Turn left at Grand Lake Road and follow to the end.