White River Channel Light is west of White Hall, MI. on a narrow neck of land that overlooks the river entrance into White Lake from Lake Michigan.
It was established in 1875 to replace a pier light that had been built earlier. It is a cream tan brick octagon tower integrated into the keeper’s quarters built in the Norman Gothic Style with a fourth order Fresnel lens. It’s the first keeper, Captain William Robinson helped construct the light.
For a short time it had a female keeper, Francis Johnson, from 1948-1954. The light was deactivated in 1960. It became a fine museum in 1966 and easily accessed by car. There is a path to the beach via a short walk through the dunes. For more details go to: www.lighthousefriends.com. and for a print or cards go to my website www.michiganlighthouseart.com
Michigan Artist, Anita Saviko, Her goal is to research the histories and paint all Michigan lighthouses/range lights past and present, a total of spprox. 150 lights.