The Huron Island Lighthouse, built on West Huron Island in 1868, is located three miles off of the Michigan coast in Lake Superior. The island is one of several that make up Huron National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 and is the oldest refuge in the Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region. This distinctive structure is built in the “schoolhouse” style with local granite quarried from the Huron Islands. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It offers excellent educational and heritage tourism opportunities and has drawn funding and support from the Lighthouse Preservation Association.