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Pointe Aux Barques Light
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Date Established: 1848
Date Present Tower Built: 1857
Height of Tower: 89 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 93 ft.
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Open to Public?: Grounds and museum only (weekends and holidays only, 12:00-4:00pm)
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DescriptionPointe Aux Barques (or the point of little boats) lighthouse is located at the tip of Michigan's thumb. A light was first exhibited from this location in 1848 and the present 89 foot brick tower was built in 1857. The lighthouse is located in what is now located in a county park with camping available. The grounds and museum are open for visitors; the tower is not open. The third order Fresnel lens from the tower was replace by a rotating optic; the lens can be viewed at the Huron City Museum in Huron City.