Oil House Historical

Oil House Historical (HM1URV)

Location: Frankfort, MI 49635 Benzie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 41.499', W 86° 15.286'

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Prior to 1892, large quantities of kerosene that fueled Point Betsie's beacon and apartment lamps, etc., was kept at the base of the lighthouses tower. As at other light stations, a separate building was erected here in 1892 to provide safer storage of up to 360 gallons of this potentially explosive fuel so an accident would not threaten the lighthouse itself. Initially sited on a concrete foundation between the lighthouse and the fog signal building, this iron-sided structure was moved to its current location and used as a paint locker after the light station was electrified.
Placed ByThe Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Date Added Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 559049 N 4948967
Decimal Degrees44.69165000, -86.25476667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 41.499', W 86° 15.286'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 41' 29.94" N, 86° 15' 17.16" W
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Area Code(s)231
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3485 Point Betsie Rd, Frankfort MI 49635, US
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