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Charity Island Light
Photographed by: Penrose Photography

Location: Offshore west of AuGres, Michigan on Big Charity Island.

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Driving Directions: 7 miles off the shore at Point Lookout in Glennwood Beach, 14 miles from East Tawas Marina/State Park.


The Charity Island Lighthousewas established in 1857, and currently is privately owned. It stands in ruins at the northwest tip of Big Charity Island. It is conical in shape and constructed out of brick and wood. Unfortunately the sad state of the light and attached keeper's quarters is largely due to time and vandals. It was abandoned in 1939 when the Gravelly Shoal Light was finished.