#22 Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

The Sturgeon Point Lighthouse (#22 of 129) is along the shores of Lake Huron in Alcona County and marks a one and a half mile shallow reef that stretches out into the lake.

Location: Lake Huron
Coordinates: 44°42′45.7″N 83°16′21.8″W
Structure: Brick
Year First Lit: 1869
Height: 69 feet (21 m)
Lens: 3-1/2 Order Fresnel Lens

Fun Fact: In 2006 the US Coast Guard attempted to extinguish the light at Sturgeon Point. After public outcry that included a petition with over 5,000 signatures the Coast Guard reversed its decision and the light remains lit to this day as a Private Aid to Navigation.

Owned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and maintained by Alcona Historical Society


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