Thursday, October 19, 2017

ESCANABA LIGHTHOUSE

MARKS SHOAL/LAKE MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1938
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1938
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1976
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CRIB
Construction Materials: STEEL
Tower Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: 375 mm
Characteristic: FL. W., 6 SEC.
Fog Horn: HORN, DIAPHRAGM AIR; BLAST 2 SECONDS, SILENT 18 SECONDS

Historical Information:

  • 1938 – Lighthouse built on cribbing. Designed to be turned on and off by remote control.
  • 1976 – Automated.

Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.