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Near Frankfort in Benzie County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oil House

 
 
Oil House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2016
1. Oil House Marker
Inscription.

Prior to 1892, large quantities of kerosene that fueled Point Betsie's beacon and apartment lamps, etc., was kept at the base of the lighthouses tower. As at other light stations, a separate building was erected here in 1892 to provide safer storage of up to 360 gallons of this potentially explosive fuel so an accident would not threaten the lighthouse itself. Initially sited on a concrete foundation between the lighthouse and the fog signal building, this iron-sided structure was moved to its current location and used as a paint locker after the light station was electrified.
 
Erected by The Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse.
 
Location. 44° 41.499′ N, 86° 15.286′ W. Marker is near Frankfort, Michigan, in Benzie County. Click for map. The Oil House and marker are on the Point Betsie Lighthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3701 Point Betsie Road, Frankfort MI 49635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fog Signal Building (a few steps from this marker); Gravestone at Point Betsie (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Marquette's Death

Oil House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2016
2. Oil House and Marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Crystal Lake (approx. 8.9 miles away); Mills Community House (approx. 9.2 miles away); Bruce Catton (approx. 9.2 miles away); Benzonia College (approx. 9.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Also see . . .  Explore Point Betsie Lighthouse. (Submitted on October 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on October 1, 2016.
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