Friday, August 18, 2017

ST. CLAIR FLATS RANGE LIGHTHOUSE STATION

Location: SOUTH END OF HARSENS ISLAND, NEAR ALGONAC, MICHIGAN
Station Established: 1934
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1934
Operational: No
Automated: 
Deactivated: 
Foundation Materials: 
Construction Materials: Steel 
Tower Shape: Skeletal
Markings/Pattern: White
Relationship to Other Structure: Separate
Original Lens: 
Height: 
Characteristic:
Fog Signal: None

Historical Information:

  • Station established in 1934, replacing the two 1871 St. Clair Flats Canal lights.
  • Station included a two-story keeper's house.
  • An assistant keeper's residence was built in 1938.
  • Station reduced in size in 1985
  • From 1985 to 1991 station used as a summer substation
  • Station was sold to a private individual in 2003