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Name: Pointe Aux Barques Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Hope, Michigan, United States

Location: Lake Huron, north of Port Hope.

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse Society


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 97
Port Hope
Michigan, 48468, United States

This lighthouse is now located in a county park; camping is available in the park. Legend has it that a friendly female ghost haunts the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 89

Height of Focal Plane: 93

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower; lantern has red cupola.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1908 attached 1.5 story brick keeper's house, oil house, carriage house, assistant keeper's house.

Earlier Towers?
1848: stone tower.

Date Established: 1848

Date Present Tower Built: 1857

Optics: 1857: Third order Fresnel lens (now at Huron City Museum in Huron City, MI under loan from the Coast Guard); now DCB-224.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, museum.

Open To Public? Museum and grounds only.

The lighthouse is home to two museums: the Thumb Underwater Bottomland Preserve Museum, and the Lighthouse Historical Museum. The lighthouse is open weekends and holidays only, from 12 to 4 p.m.

This lighthouse is located in Lighthouse County Park, located on Lighthouse Road off M-25.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


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