Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse became operational in the spring of 1870 and has been in continuous service since 1869. The lighthouse is still operational today. In 1982 the Alcona Historical Society leased the lighthouse and began a three-year restoration project. The interior of the keeper’s house was completely restored, and the buildings were painted. Almost all of the work was done by volunteers, directed by Floyd Benghauser. The lighthouse is of masonry construction on a limestone block foundation. The tower is 70 feet, 9 inches tall, and is 16 feet in diameter at its base. The light is a 3.5-order Fresnel lens made in Paris, France. The Fresnel lens is still in the tower but is no longer in operation The Coast Guard does monitor a LED light to assist recreational watercraft. The keeper’s house is now a maritime museum which is open to the public on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend. The lighthouse tower is open to climb periodically throughout the summer season. Call us for details. The grounds are open all year.

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse and Bailey Schoolhouse are open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays 11-4 throughout the summer.

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