Little Sable Point Light

The Little Sable Point Light is a lighthouse located south of Pentwater in the lower peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is in the southwest corner of Golden Township, just south of Silver Lake State Park.The lighthouse was designed by Col. Orlando M. Poe and has been described as «A classic Poe tower.» The design used 109 1-foot-diameter wood pilings to be driven into the sand, capped by 12 feet of stone as a stout base for the brick tower. The walls of the tower are thick at the base and at its the loss of the Schooner Pride in 1866, public outcries for a light at this locale were finally heard and heeded. Congress approved funding in 1871, but construction was delayed until 1874 due to lack of roads to the site.The station was originally named «Petite Pointe Au Sable Lighthouse», which is the name used on most official records; officially, however, the name was changed in 1910. Although commonly called «Little Sable Point Light», it is listed by the National Park Service as «Little Point Sable Light».The lantern room has eight fixed panels in its lower section, and the upper has ten rotating panels.In 1954, the Lighthouse keeper’s dwelling was destroyed by the Coast Guard when electricity reached the site and the light was automated. «Evidence of the connection between the dwelling and tower are obvious to the visitor.»
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