Friday, December 15, 2017

LAKE SAINT CLAIR LIGHTHOUSE

Location: West side of mid-lake channel at turn, Lake St. Clair
Station Established: 1941
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1941
Operational: Yes
Automated: Yes, 1941
Deactivated: N/A
Foundation Materials: Crib
Construction Materials: Steel, reinforced concrete
Tower Shape: Cylindrical
Markings/Pattern: White
Relationship to Other Structure: N/A
Original Lens: 375 mm

Historical Information:

  • Lighthouse replaced the lightship that was placed on site earlier. The lighthouse was built in 1941 to mark a bend in the shipping channel.

Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.