The Sand Point Light
The Sand Point Light Escanaba Reviews
The Sand Point Light Aug 20, 2008
The Sand Point Lighthouse is located in Escanaba, Michigan, on Green Bay, northwestern Lake Michigan to warn mariners of a spit of land that extends into Little Bay de Noc. It was built in 1867 and first lit on May 13, 1868. Its square tower stands 41 feet and is attached to a one-and-a-half story light-keeper's house, also built of white-painted brick.
The light was decommissioned in 1939 with the installation of the Escanaba Harbor Light, a quarter-mile off-shore. Since 1985 the Sand Point lighthouse, tower, and nearby boathouse have been nicely restored and maintained by the Delta County Historical Society. The black lantern room came from the abandoned lighthouse on Poverty Island and its Fresnel lens from Menominee. The lighthouse is decorated as it would have been more than a hundred years ago.
The lighthouse is open for tours from May to September and, located next-door to the Delta County Museum, is a major attraction to the picturesque Escanaba lakeshore.
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