Sturgeon Point Light

Alcona, Michigan

Sturgeon Point Light was completed in 1869. In 1887 the original lens was replaced with a Third-and-a-Half Order lens--a size used exclusively on the Great Lakes. This lens still shines from Sturgeon Pt.

The 70 ft tower and attached white keeper's house are in excellent condition. While the light is still active, the Coast Guard leases the site to the Alcona County Historical Society, which operates a museum and gift shop. The rooms in the keeper's house are maintained as they might have looked in the late 1800's, although they seemed a little fancy for a lighthouse to me.

The Coast Guard occasionally opens the tower at Sturgeon Pt. for climbing.