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Name: Cheboygan River Front Range Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Cheboygan, Michigan, United States

Location: Cheboygan River, Lake Huron.


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Photo: Joost Keesing

Managing Organization:
Great Lakes Lightkeepers Association

Telephone: 231-436-5580

Website: http://www.gllka.com
Email: gllka@aol.com

Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 219
Mackinaw City
Michigan, 49701, United States

Notes:
Ownership of this lighthouse was transferred to the Great Lakes Lightkeepers Association (GLLKA) in June 2004. GLLKA is restoring the lighthouse to its 1910 appearance. While there is no longer a light within the lantern, this structure is equipped with a locomotive-style light on the gallery. Both range lights are equipped with this type of lighting, and are both are still actively serving as a range. The rear light is shown from a skeleton tower.

Height of Focal Plane: 45

Characteristic and Range: Fixed red.

Description of Tower: Square wooden tower attached to keeper's dwelling.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1880

Date Present Tower Built: 1880

Optics: 1880: Sixth-order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, offices.

Open To Public? Yes.

Directions:
This lighthouse is located at First and Water Streets in Cheboygan. It can be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see www.mackinacseaplanes.com or call 906-632-9746. The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association plans to open the station to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through the end of September in 2005.

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