Friday, December 15, 2017

ST. CLAIR FLATS CANAL, LOWER

Location: ON THE LOWER END OF THE WEST PIER OF THE UNITED STATES SHIP CANAL
Station Established: 1871
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1871
Operational: No
Automated: No
Deactivated: 1934
Foundation Materials: ?
Construction Materials: Brick
Tower Shape: Octagonal tower
Markings/Pattern: Red brick
Relationship to Other Structure: Integral
Original Lens: 4th Order
Height: 40 feet
Characteristic: Fixed red 
Fog Signal: None

Historical Information:

  • Station established in 1871
  • Lights marked the U.S. Ship Canal.
  • Tied in with the front range light, located at the "upper end of the west pier. . .about 7,000 feet NE 3/8 N. from" the rear range light.
  • The pier was removed and both lights burned down in 1934.