North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse

Off Manitou Island, Michigan - 1935 (1935**)

Photo of the North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse.

History of the North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse

According to Dennis, the contributor of this picture, lightships marked this area from 1910 until the current lighthouse was built in 1935. It is in 26 feet of water. This lighthouse is one in the part of a series of lights to mark the Manitou Passage. The other light is the South Manitou Island light.

Directions: The lighthouse sits off shore, so the best way to view it is by boat. The Manitou Island Transit offers a ferry service to both North and South Manitou Islands. These tours travel past the lighthouse.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 63.00'
Focal Plane: 79'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 45.02000 N
*Longitude: -85.95600 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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