Facts + History

Lighthouse Historical Timeline

  • 1852:  Original Grand Traverse Light Station constructed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service
  • 1858:  Present lighthouse was built in a more visible location for passing ships
  • 1899:  Fog Signal Building constructed
  • 1900:  Lighthouse converted to a two-family dwelling
  • 1972:  Building was closed and the automatic light tower erected
  • 1986:  Lighthouse was open to the public