Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn
Contact Address Information:
Five Mile Point Road
Bill Frabotta purchased Sand Hills Lighthouse Station in 1961. The fog signal building served as
his summer cottage for more than 30 years. The station was fully restored between 1992 and 1995 and is now open as a bed and breakfast inn.
Height of Focal Plane: 91
Description of Tower: Square, brick tower on keeper's dwelling.
This light is not operational
Two story integral brick keeper's dwelling, fog signal building, oil house, garage, barracks building.
Date Established: 1919
Date Present Tower Built: 1919
Date Deactivated: 1954
Date Automated: 1939
Optics: 1919: Fourth order Fresnel lens (now at on display at Dossin Great
Lakes Museum in Detroit).
Current Use: Bed and breakfast inn.
Open To Public? Yes.
The lighthouse is open to the public between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., May through October.
Follow Highway 41 to Ahmeek and turn left at the first street. You'll see signs directing you to Five Mile Point Road. Continue for eight miles to the lighthouse.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places