Round Island Lighthouse

Round Island Lighthouse (HMNI0)

Location: Mackinac Island, MI 49757 Mackinac County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 50.79', W 84° 37.121'

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The Round Island Lighthouse, seen south of this site, was completed in 1895. Operating under the auspices of the United States Government, this facility was in continuous use for fifty-two years. It was manned by a crew of three until its beacon was replaced by an automatic light in 1924. A sole caretaker occupied and operated the station from 1924 to 1947. Following the construction of a new automatic beacon near the breakwater off the south shore of Mackinac Island, the lighthouse was abandoned. The United States Forest Service now supervises the structure which is located in the Hiawatha National Forest. The lighthouse serves as a sentinel for the past, reminding visitors of the often precarious sailing and rich history of the Straits of Mackinac.
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HM NumberHMNI0
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker Number107
Placed ByMichigan History Division; Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 684898 N 5079750
Decimal Degrees45.84650000, -84.61868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 50.79', W 84° 37.121'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 50' 47.40" N, 84° 37' 7.26" W
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Area Code(s)906
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7475-7485 Main St, Mackinac Island MI 49757, US
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