Gull Island

A tiny island located west of Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, with an Aid to Navigation on a skeletal tower.

The island is best known as being the place where Frank Mays, survivor from the Carl D. Bradley, was found.

It receives it's name from the vast quantity of sea gulls who roost and live on the small island. The island is part of the Michigan Island National Wildlife Refuge.

The original light was established on an 88-foot hexagonal steel tower. It was replaced with current smaller tower in the 1980's.

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1980's Tower
Bernie Hellstrom

Original Light Tower
Bob Thiry


Location: Northern Lake Michigan
Date Built:  
Active: Yes

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