Minneapolis Shoal Light Station, Green Bay, nearly 7 miles south of Peninsula Point near Big Bay de Noc, Michigan
Built in 1934.
MINNEAPOLIS SHOAL LIGHT, MICHIGAN
10 MILES SOUTH OF PENINSULA POINT, LAKE MICHIGAN, NEAR ESCABANA, MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1935
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1935
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER ON CONCRETE CRIB
Construction Materials: STEEL/REINFORCED CONCRETE
Tower Shape: OCTAGONAL
Markings/Pattern: CREAM COLORED
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL
- A lightship marked the position where the Minneapolis Shoal lighthouse sits. The light marks the entrance of Little Bay De Noc on Lake Michigan.
- The light is identical to Gray’s Reef. The tower is in the Art Deco style and sits on a concrete crib that houses the Keeper’s Quarters. Recent pictures show it has been painted white with a red band covering most of the top half of the tower.
- The light is still an active aid to navigation and is not open to the public.