U.S. Coast Guard
This lighthouse replaced a lightship that had been near the spot since 1893. It marks a narrow passage between Bois Blanc Island and the mainland.
Tower Height: 60
Height of Focal Plane: 71
Description of Tower: Black, square concrete tower with red lantern on roof of keeper's dwelling.
This light is operational
Integral three-story keeper's dwelling.
Date Established: 1929
Date Present Tower Built: 1929
Date Automated: 1974
Optics: 1929: Third order Fresnel lens, now 375 mm.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation
Open To Public? No.
Access is by by boat only, but the lighthouse can be seen from Cheboygan State Park near U.S. Route 23 in Cheboygan. It can also be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see www.mackinacseaplanes.com or call 906-632-9746.