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Au Sable Lighthouse,
Grand Marais, MI (Upper Peninsula)
*Dates of operation~~ 1874-present
*Building Material~~ Brick
*Tower~~ 87 feet
*Elevation~~ 19 feet above lake level
*Markings~~ White w/ black lantern
*Light Pattern~~ Flashing white every 6 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters, fog signal building, steel oil house, 2nd keeper's
quarters, kerosene storage shed, 2 outhouses, boathouse and woodshed, cistern, 2 car
garage
*Automated~~ 1958
*Original Lens~~ Third Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ 300mm, solar powered, (mounted on catwalk). Original Fresnel lens was
re-installed in lantern room in 1996 after being sent to district headquarters in Cleveland
in 1958.
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard owns tower, remainder owned by National Park
Service as part of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
*Waterway Location~~ Lake Superior
*Significant Feature~~ This lighthouse was called Big Sable Light until 1910. It is also an
exact twin of
Outer Island Light in the Apostle Islands of Wisconsin.  

         LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site
http://www.nps.gov/piro/historyculture/ausablelightstation.htm

Video of lighthouse and surrounding shipwreck debris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skfF1ABKJrs

Terry Pepper's lighthouse info and history page
http://www.terrypepper.com/lights/superior/ausablept/ausablept.htm
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