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Huron Island Light

Location: W Huron Island / Lake Superior near Skanee, MI

About Huron Island Light

The location of the light is W Huron Island / Lake Superior. The nearest city is Skanee, MI. The station was first established in 1868. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1877.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 197 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 15 nautical miles. The tower height is 39 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-14730 (U.S.)

The light was automated in 1972. The light is owned by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

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 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

Huron Island Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 02, 1975, reference number 75000955.

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