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Big Bay Point Light

Location: Upper Peninsula / Lake Superior near Big Bay, MI
Body of Water: Lake Superior

About Big Bay Point Light


The location of the light is Upper Peninsula / Lake Superior. The nearest city is Big Bay, MI. The station was first established in 1896. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1896.

The lighthouse is a red square tower on a dwelling.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 89 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 12 nautical miles. The tower height is 60 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-14705 (U.S.)

The lighthouse is part of a bed and breakfast.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 6 second period, the light is on for less than 3 then off for more than 3.

Big Bay Point Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 12, 1988, reference number 88001837.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:43 am
Sunrise: 8:31 am
Sunset: 5:32 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 7:20 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

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