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Middle Island Light

Location: eastern end of Middle Island in Lake Huron near Alpena, MI

About Middle Island Light


The location of the light is eastern end of Middle Island in Lake Huron. The nearest city is Alpena, MI. The station was first established in 1905. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1905.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower with orange bands in the middle with dwelling detached.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 78 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 70 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: By Appointment    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-11515 (U.S.)

The light was automated in 1961.

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.

Middle Island Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 15, 2006, reference number 06000133.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:22 am
Sunrise: 8:05 am
Sunset: 5:25 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 7:08 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

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