North Manitou Shoal Light Preservation Society
Contact Address Information:
336 Wolverine Drive
This lighthouse replaced a lightship that had been on the site since 1910. It helps to mark the dangerous Manitou Passage.
Tower Height: 63
Height of Focal Plane: 79
Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 15 seconds.
Description of Tower: Square, steel and concrete tower on roof of keeper's quarters.
This light is operational
Intergral two-story keeper's quarters.
Date Established: 1935
Date Present Tower Built: 1935
Date Automated: 1980
Optics: 1935: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now DCB-24.
Fog Signal: Originally diaphone fog horn, now automated horn with two blasts every 20 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
The ferry from Leland to the Manitou Islands passes this lighthouse. Call the Manitou Islands Transit Company at (616) 256-9061 for information or see www.leelanau.com/manitou/shoreline.html