Tawas Point Lighthouse to be turned off in September

Tawas Point Lighthouse to be turned off in September
CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is alerting boaters of a change coming to the Tawas Point Lighthouse navigational aid in East Tawas, Michigan, in September. The U. S. Coast Guard will be turning off the light inside the Tawas Point Lighthouse and activating a new lighted aid to navigation about 3,000 feet away at Tawas Point where the fog signal is located, providing better visibility to mariners. In...

Coast Guard proposes disestablishment of Tawas Light, removal of Fresnel lens

Coast Guard proposes disestablishment of Tawas Light, removal of Fresnel lens
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to disestablish the aids-to-navigation light known as Tawas Light in Tawas Point Lighthouse in East Tawas, Michigan. The light is listed in the Light List, Volume VII Great Lakes, as number 11240. The current light is illuminated via a fourth order classical Fresnel lens. The Coast Guard intends to use a modern optic as the light signal and plans to place...