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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

Website: http://www.exploringthenorth.com/sandpoint/light.html
Email: clara@mosenfelder.net

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

Notes:
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.

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

Directions:
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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