Mackinac Island State Park Commission
This lighthouse was discontinued when the Mackinac Bridge was built very close by. It was opened to the public in June 2004. Restoration is ongoing.
Tower Height: 40
Description of Tower: Cylindrical brick tower with white and red lantern.
This light is not operational
1892 two-story brick keeper's house, 1907 brick fog signal building.
Date Established: 1892
Date Present Tower Built: 1892
Date Deactivated: 1957
Optics: 1892: Fourth order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Museum.
Open To Public? Grounds and museum only.
The lighthouse is open to the public from mid-May to Columbus Day. There is also a gift shop.
This lighthouse is located at the foot of the Mackinac Bridge in Mackinaw City. Take Exit 336 from I-75. Follow Nicolet Avenue through Mackinaw City, then turn right on Huron Avenue and follow to the lighthouse. There is a picnic area around the lighthouse. It can also be seen from lighthouse cruises offered by Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry Service. See www.sheplerswww.com/group/light.htm or call 231-436-5023. It can also be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see www.mackinacseaplanes.com or call 906-632-9746.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: George W. Marshall (1892-1919 ), James. M. Marshall (1919-1940), Henrik Olsen (1940-1946), John Campbell (1946-1957)