Round Island Lighthouse Poster


This signed print comes 24” x 30”. $50 includes shipping within the United States.





Round Island Lighthouse The waters around the Straits of Mackinac are filled with islands and reefs making traffic between Lakes Huron, Michigan at times difficult. While the construction of the Old Mackinac Point Light in 1892 eased the situation, the Lighthouse Board asked Congress for funds to aid the Mackinac Light with a second light to be located on a shoal off Round Island.  Congress approved $15,000 for the construction of a second light in 1894.   Construction was completed on a three-story red brick building, set on a forty-foot square concrete pier.  The first floor held the boiler and compressors for the steam-operated foghorn. The second and third floors were used by the keeper as a kitchen, living and dining area. The third floor held the bedrooms and provided access to the tower and lantern room, which was equipped with a Fourth Order Fresnel Lens.

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