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The following list breaks down all of the lights of the Western Great Lakes by the type of lens originally installed in the current structure. If you have definitive proof of any errors, or the type of lens incorporated in a lights for which we have yet to identify the lens installed, please feel free to email us. 

Stations with Second Order Fresnel lenses

Rock of Ages
Stannard's Rock
Grosse Point
White Shoal Light
Spectacle Reef

Stations with Third Order Fresnel Lenses

Au Sable Point
Big Bay Point
Big Sable
Cana Island
Devils Island
Lansing Shoal
Little Sable
Manitou Island
Martin Reef
Outer Island
Poe Reef
Point Aux Barques
Presque Isle New
Rawley Point (Twin River)
South Manitou Island
Whitefish Point
Wind Point
Split Rock (bivalve)
Sturgeon Bay Canal

Stations with Third and a half Order Fresnel lenses

Detour Reef
Eagle Bluff
Gray's Reef
Huron Island
McGulpin's Point
Michigan Island (1st tower) 
St. Helena Island
Sturgeon Point

Stations with Fourth Order Fresnel lenses

Ashland Harbor Breakwater
Beaver Island
Bois Blanc Island
Chambers Island
Charity Island
Cheboygan Crib
Chequamegon Point
Copper Harbor
Crisp Point
Detroit River (Bar Point Shoal)
Duluth Harbor S. Breakwater Inner
Duluth Harbor S. Breakwater Outer
Eagle Harbor
Forty Mile Point
Fourteen Foot Shoal
Grand Haven Inner Pier head
Grand Island Old North
Granite Island
Gull Rock
Harbor Beach
Holland Harbor South Pier
Isle Royale
Keweenaw Lower Entrance
Kenosha (Southport)
La Pointe (Long Island)
Little Traverse Harbor Point
Ludington North Breakwater
Manistique East Breakwater
Manitowoc Breakwater
Marquette Harbor 
Mendota (Bete Grise)
Menominee North Pier head
Middle Island
Milwaukee Breakwater
Milwaukee Pierhead
Minneapolis Shoal
Muskegon South Breakwater
North Manitou Shoal
North Point (Milwaukee)
Old Mackinac Point
Passage Island
Pilot Island
Plum Island Rear Range
Point Betsie
Point Iroquois
Point Sanilac
Port Austin Reef
Port Washington Main
Poverty Island
Presque Isle Old
Rock Harbor
Round Island
Sand Hills
Sand Island
Sand Point (Escanaba)
Seul Choix Point
South Fox Island
Squaw Island
St. Clair Flats Channel
St. James (Beaver Island Harbor) Light
St. Joseph Inner Pier head
St. Martin Island Light
Tawas Point
Thunder Bay Main
Two Harbors
White River
Wisconsin Point

Stations with Fifth Order Fresnel lenses

Algoma Front Pier head
Bailey's Harbor Range
Duluth Harbor North Pier
Fort Gratiot
Frankfort North Breakwater
Grand Marais (MI) Rear Range
Grand Marais (MN) pierhead
Grand Traverse
Kewaunee Pier head
Manistee North Pier head
Michigan City Old Lighthouse
Michigan City Pier head
Minnesota Point Lighthouse (ruins)
Old Mission Point
Portage River (Jacobsville)
Raspberry Island
Sherwood Point
South Haven South Pier head
St. Joseph Outer Pierhead

Stations with Sixth Order Fresnel lenses

Cheboygan River Range Front
Eagle River
Grand Haven Outer Pier head
Saginaw River Rear Range
Sturgeon Bay N. Pierhead
Two Rivers

Stations with non-Fresnel lenses
Bailey's Harbor Light - Argand lamp with reflector
Munising rear Range Light - Adam & Westlake Reflectors
Peninsula Point Light - Argand lamp with reflector
Pottawatomie (Rock Island) - Eleven lamp Winslow array
Round Island Passage Light - Sealed Beam

Stations with as yet undetermined lenses
Charlevoix South Pier
Grand Island East Channel
Grand Island Harbor Rear Range
Racine Harbor
Sand Point (Baraga)

Updated 08/12/2005 & Sue Pepper

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