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Name: St. Martin Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Fairport, Michigan, United States

Location: Northwestern Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Mike Kohn

Managing Organization:
Bureau of Indian Affairs

The keeper's dwelling at this station has been abandoned and is in poor condition.

Tower Height: 75

Height of Focal Plane: 84

Characteristic and Range: Flashing light, alternating white and red.

Description of Tower: White, hexagonal tower made of iron plates and supported by six exterior steel posts which have latticed buttresses.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1905 2.5 story brick keeper's house, oil house.

Date Established: 1905

Date Present Tower Built: 1905

Optics: 1905: Fourth order Fresnel lens (now on display at Point Iroquois Light Station); now 190 mm optic.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

The light station is accessible by boat only. It is under private ownership and is not open to the public.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: A listing of the keepers of this lighthouse can be found on this page:

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