Lighthouse Tower Types Seeing The Light

Of the Western Great Lakes



The following list breaks down all of the lights of the Western Great Lakes by the type of towers in the current structure. If you have definitive proof of any errors, or any suggestions concerning this list, please feel free to email us. 


Square attached towers

Big Bay Point
Bois Blanc Island
Cheboygan River Range Front
Copper Harbor
Detour Reef
Eagle Bluff
Eagle River
Forty Mile Point
Grand Haven Outer Pier head
Grand Island East Channel
Grand Island Old North
Granite Island
Holland Harbor South Pier
Huron Island
Kewaunee Pier head
Lansing Shoal
Little Traverse Harbor Point
Ludington North Breakwater
Marquette Harbor
Martin Reef Light
Mendota (Bete Grise)
Michigan City Old Lighthouse
Milwaukee Breakwater
North Manitou Shoal
Old Mission Point
Pilot Island
Poe Reef
Port Austin Reef
Port Washington Breakwater
Pottawatomie (Rock Island)
Racine Harbor
Raspberry Island
Round Island
Saginaw River Rear Range
Sand Hills
Sand Point (Baraga)
Sand Point (Escanaba)
Sherwood Point
South Fox Island
Two Harbors

Conical attached towers

Au Sable Point
Bailey's Harbor Light
Big Sable
Charity Island
Crisp Point
Detroit River (Bar Point Shoal)
Fourteen Foot Shoal
Harbor Beach Light
Little Sable Light
Michigan Island Light (1st tower) 
Middle Island Light
Outer Island Light
Point Aux Barques Light
Point Iroquois Light
Portage River (Jacobsville)
Poverty Island Light
Presque Isle New Light
South Manitou Island Light
Spectacle Reef Light
St. Helena Island Light
Stannard's Rock Light
Sturgeon Point Light
Tawas Point Light
Thunder Bay Main
Waugoshance Light
White Shoal Light
Wind Point Light

Cylindrical attached towers

Algoma Front Pier head
Beaver Island
Cana Island
Duluth S Breakwater Outer
Manitowoc Breakwater
Old Mackinac Point
Point Betsie
Rock Harbor
Sturgeon Bay N Pier head
Wisconsin Point

Octagonal attached towers

Chambers Island
Eagle Harbor
Isle Royale
McGulpins Point
Michigan City Pier head
Minneapolis Shoal
Passage Island
Sand Island
Seul Choix Point
Split Rock
Squaw Island
St. Joseph Inner Pier head
White River

Skeletal attached towers

Manitou Island
DeTour Point
Whitefish Point

Miscellaneous attached towers

Frankfort North Breakwater-Pyramidal
Grand Traverse Light-Nonagonal
Point Sanilac Light-Hourglass
Rock of Ages-Bottle shape


Conical free-standing towers

Fort Gratiot
Grand Haven Inner Pier head
Grand Island Harbor Rear Range
Kenosha (Southport)
Milwaukee Pier head
Munising rear Range
Muskegon South Breakwater
Presque Isle Old Light
St. Clair Flats South Channel

Skeletal free-standing towers

Charlevoix South Pier
Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Inner
Grand Marais
Grand Marais (MI) Rear Range
Grand Marais Front Range
La Pointe (Long Island)
Plum Island Rear Range
Rawley Point (Twin River Point)
Sturgeon Bay Canals

Cylindrical free-standing towers

Devils Island Light
Duluth Harbor North Pier Light
Manistee North Pierhead Light
South Haven South Pier head Light
St. James (Beaver Island Harbor) Light
St. Joseph Outer Pier head Light

Octagonal free-standing towers

Cheboygan Crib
Gros Ile North Channel Front Range
Keweenaw Lower Entrance
Menominee North Pier head
North Point (Milwaukee)

Miscellaneous free-standing towers

Ashland Breakwater - Pyramidic
Bailey's Harbor Range - Bottle-shaped
Escanaba - Square
Gull Rock Light Station - Unknown
Manistique E Breakwater- Pyramidic
Peninsula Point - Square
St. Martin Island - Hexagonal

This page last updated 01/04/2004

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