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Near Rogers City in Presque Isle County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

40 Mile Point Lighthouse

 
 
40 Mile Point Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
1. 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  
Conveyed to Presque Isle Co.
on November 23, 1998 from
United States Coast Guard
U.S. General Services Administration
United States Department of Interior

Commissioners
Allan H. Bruder — Chairman
Charles A. Rhode • Emil Plath Jr. — Parks Committee
Wayne Vermilya • Michael A. Darga — Parks Committee
Richard Strzelecki • Robert Schell — Parks Committee
Stephen Lang

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
 
Location. 45° 29.17′ N, 83° 54.816′ W. Marker is near Rogers City, Michigan, in Presque Isle County. Marker can be reached from County Park Road 0.2 miles north of U.S. 23. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the northeast corner of the subject lighthouse, within Presque Isle County Lighthouse Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7323 US Highway 23, Rogers City MI 49779, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
40 Mile Point Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
2. 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Marker
(marker visible at northeast corner of lighthouse, facing east)
. The Bunkhouse (a few steps from this marker); S.S. Joseph S. Fay Shipwreck (within shouting distance of this marker); Forty Mile Point Lighthouse / Lake Huron Graveyard of Ships (within shouting distance of this marker); SS Calcite (within shouting distance of this marker); International Shipmaster's Association (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glawe School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Frederick Denny Larke Home (approx. 6.4 miles away); Frederick Denny Larke General Store (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogers City.
 
Regarding 40 Mile Point Lighthouse. National Register of Historic Places #84001830. Michigan State Historic Site.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Forty Mile Point Lighthouse, Presque Isle County, Michigan
 
Also see . . .
1. Forty Mile Point Light (Wikipedia). Unlike many Great Lakes lighthouses, Forty Mile Point Light does not mark a significant harbor or river mouth. Rather, it was constructed with the intent that as one sailed from Mackinaw Point to the Saint Clair River, one would never be out of viewing range of a lighthouse. With no river or harbor to use for a name,
40 Mile Point Lighthouse (<i>east elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
3. 40 Mile Point Lighthouse (east elevation)
the light is named on the basis that it is 40 miles sailing distance from Mackinaw Point. (Submitted on August 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. A Brief History of 40 Mile Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse was declared surplus and assigned to the Administrator of General Services for disposal in 1996. Presque Isle County, with the assistance of the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society, applied to have the property conveyed to the county under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949. In September of 1998, the county was advised that their application had been approved and accepted. In November 1998, the Deed to the property was turned over to the county. Since that time, the county and the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society have been working to restore and preserve the entire site. (Submitted on August 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
40 Mile Point Lighthouse (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
4. 40 Mile Point Lighthouse (south elevation)
40 Mile Point Lighthouse (<i>north elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
5. 40 Mile Point Lighthouse (north elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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