Hiawatha National Forest
This lighthouse was seen prominently in the 1980 film "Somewhere in Time." Through the efforts of the Friends of Round Island Lighthouse and the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, the exterior has been restored and the light was reactivated as a private aid to navigation.
Tower Height: 53
Description of Tower: Square brick tower attached to keeper's house.
This light is operational
1895 2.5 story wood keeper's house, oil house, outhouse.
Date Established: 1895
Date Present Tower Built: 1895
Date Deactivated: 1947-1996
Optics: Now 300 mm, solar powered.
Current Use: Private aid to navigation
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Access is by boat only. The lighthouse can be seen from lighthouse cruises offered by Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry Service. See www.sheplerswww.com/group/light.htm or call 231-436-5023. It can also be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see www.mackinacseaplanes.com or call 906-632-9746.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places