Beaver Island Station Site

St. James, MI

Also known as Beaver Island

The Beaver Island Station Site site was established in 1875


This is not an active site. It was active 1875-1958


This site was closed (in) 1958


This is the original site location


Designation number: 271 (257)

Station closed in 1958. 1875 station house survives and is privately owned but has been moved to a new site on Beaver Island. Late 1930s boathouse survives and is the Central Michigan University Biological Station on Beaver Island.

Station Site Notes:

1874 site secured, plans and specs being prepared; 1875 contract entered into, building rapidly progressing; 1876 completed but not equipped (USLSS Annual Reports). Discontinued in 1922 (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1875 station house (moved to a new site on Beaver Island) is surviving at this site

View Buildings at this Station Site