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Huron Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Huron Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Huron Island

State: MI
Year established: 1868
Latitude: 46 deg 57 min 54 sec N
Longitude: 87 deg 59 min 57 sec W
Height above sea level: 197 feet

Original construction:
Schoolhouse design constructed with granite rock cut from the Huron Islands

1877: current 39-foot square granite tower attached to keeper's quarters.

automated in 1972; active aid to navigation; in National Wildlife Refuge

Light characteristic:
flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 15 nautical miles

More information:
U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service Cultural Resources with Candace Clifford as Project Manager. Inventory of Historic Light Stations, (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1994), p. 180
Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), p. 133
U.S. Department of Homeland Security / United States Coast Guard, Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River above the St. Regis River, (Washington, DC: GPO, 2004), p. 145