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Name: South Fox Island Light (new)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Traverse City, Michigan, United States

Location: The South Fox Island Light Station, together with the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, secured the northern approach to the Manitou Passage, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Managing Organization:
Fox Island Lighthouse Association

In 1933 the skeletal tower was moved from Sapelo Island, Georgia to South Fox Island and was erected in 1934 to replace the 1868 brick tower also on South Fox Island. It was automated in 1958 and stayed in service with occasional maintenance visits and was discontinued in 1968.

Tower Height: 60

Description of Tower: Square, pyramidal steel skeletal tower with black lantern.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1934

Date Present Tower Built: 1905

Tower Moved?

Date Deactivated: 1968

Current Use: Under restoration.

Open To Public? The grounds are open to the public in the summer months of July and August only

Accessible by boat only.


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