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Name: Sand Point Light (MI - Escanaba)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Escanaba, Michigan, United States

Location: Little Bay de Noc, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Alan Culley

Managing Organization:
Sand Point Lighthouse

Telephone: 906-786-3763


Contact Address Information:
Delta County Historical Society
16 Water Plant Road, Sand Point, Ludington Park
Michigan, 49829, United States

An 1886 fire at this lighthouse killed the keeper, Mary Terry. The building has ben restored by the Delta County Historical Society and is now open as a museum. The present lantern is the discarded lantern from Poverty Island Light; the original was removed when the light was discontinued. A fourth order lens originally used in the 1927 Menominee Pier Light is now in use in the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 41

Height of Focal Plane: 44

Description of Tower: White, square brick tower attached to keeper's dwelling.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Integral 1.5 story brick keeper's dwelling.

Date Established: 1868

Date Present Tower Built: 1868

Date Deactivated: 1939-1989

Optics: 1868: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Museum

Open To Public? Yes.

The Sand Point Lighthouse Museum is open from June 1 - Sept. 1 (9 to 5) and during the month of September (1 to 4).

From US Route 2 and US Route 41 go east on Ludington Street and follow for about 1.7 miles to the lighthouse.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Mary Terry (?-1886, died in service).


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