The name of Fourteen Foot Shoal Light was kept so that all know about the 14 feet (4.2 meters) depth of the lake. The light was first lit in the year 1930 and is still operational today. The first lens used was of the fourth-order Fresnel kind. It is useful for the boats as they know that the shallow waters need to be avoided. About 1.5 miles off the shore of Lake Huron near Cheboygan, Michigan, to mark a shoal near the entrance to the harbor. Fourteen Foot Shoal is one of two hazards to navigation in the South Channel between Bois Blanc Island and the Michigan mainland. The other is Poe Reef. The station is a small one story building with a short, 15-foot cylindrical steel tower protruding from the center of the building.