Great Lakes Lightkeepers Association
Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 219
Ownership of this lighthouse was transferred to the Great Lakes Lightkeepers Association (GLLKA) in June 2004. GLLKA is restoring the lighthouse to its 1910 appearance. While there is no longer a light within the lantern, this structure is equipped with a locomotive-style light on the gallery. Both range lights are equipped with this type of lighting, and are both are still actively serving as a range. The rear light is shown from a skeleton tower.
Height of Focal Plane: 45
Characteristic and Range: Fixed red.
Description of Tower: Square wooden tower attached to keeper's dwelling.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1880
Date Present Tower Built: 1880
Optics: 1880: Sixth-order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, offices.
Open To Public? Yes.
This lighthouse is located at First and Water Streets in Cheboygan. It can be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see www.mackinacseaplanes.com or call 906-632-9746. The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association plans to open the station to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through the end of September in 2005.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!