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Spectacle Reef Lighthouse,
Bois Blanc Island, MI
(Between Upper & Lower Peninsula)
*Dates of operation~~ 1874-present
*Building Material~~ Limestone
*Tower~~ 93 feet
*Elevation~~ On crib at lake level
*Markings~~ Natural gray w/ red trim
*Light Pattern~~ Alternate red and white flashes every 60 seconds, with an additional
winter signal of a white flash every 5 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters, oil house, storage building, sound building
*Automated~~ 1972
*Original Lens~~ Second Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~  Solar Powered
*Open to Public?~~ No
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard
*Waterway Location~~ Straits of Mackinac, Lake Huron
*Significant Feature~~  Cost of building this lighthouse in 1870-74 was a whopping
$406,000, much more than the average $40-75,000 per light station at that time.    

          LINKS
Terry Pepper's lighthouse info and history
http://terrypepper.com/lights/huron/spectacle/spectacle.htm

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/spect.htm

Lighthouse Friends Lighthouse info and history page
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=708
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