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

Presque Isle Light Station

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 28, 2004
1. Presque Isle Light Station Marker
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.
 
Erected 1990 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number 1563.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 21.35′ N, 83° 29.483′ W. Marker is in Presque Isle, Michigan, in Presque Isle County. Marker can be reached from East Grand Lake Road half a mile north of Presque Isle Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Presque Isle MI 49777, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 28, 2004
2. Presque Isle Light Station
At least 3 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Presque Isle Lighthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Burnham's Landing (approx. 1.8 miles away); Presque Isle Lodge (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Seeing the Light - New Presque Isle Light. Built in 1870, this "new" light replaced the original 1840 lighthouse. (Submitted on February 3, 2011.) 

2. Seeing the Light - Old Presque Isle Light. A detailed history of original light house, built in 1840 which includes vintage photos. (Submitted on February 3, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
New Presque Isle Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By US Coast Guard
3. New Presque Isle Lighthouse
On Lake Huron in Michigan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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