Presque Isle Light Station

Presque Isle Light Station (HMQSP)

Location: Presque Isle, MI 49777 Presque Isle County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 21.35', W 83° 29.483'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 108 views
Inscription
This lighthouse, built in 1870 by Orlando M. Poe, is one of three Great Lakes towers built from the same plans. It replaced the smaller 1840 harbor light. The conical brick tower rises 113 feet from a limestone foundation. The Third Order Fresnel lens was made by Henri LePaute of Paris. Patrick Garrity, the keeper of the harbor light, lit the lamp for the first time at the opening of the 1871 navigation season. Garrity served here until 1885 when he became keeper of the Harbor Range Lights. His wife, Mary, sons Thomas, Patrick and John, and daughter Anna all served as light keepers in this area. In 1890 a steam-operated fog signal manufactured by Variety Iron Works of Cleveland, Ohio, was installed. The light was automated in 1970 by the United States Coast Guard.
Details
HM NumberHMQSP
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Tags
Marker Number1563
Year Placed1990
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:31am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304860 N 5025499
Decimal Degrees45.35583333, -83.49138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 21.35', W 83° 29.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 21' 21.00" N, 83° 29' 28.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)989
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4359-4423 E Grand Lake Rd, Presque Isle MI 49777, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?