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Name: Fort Gratiot Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Huron, Michigan, United States

Location: Mouth of St. Clair River, Lake Huron.

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Photo: Fran Davanzo
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Managing Organization:
City of Port Huron/Port of Huron Museum

Telephone: 810-982-3659


This is the oldest lighthouse in Michigan. The Port Huron Museum conducts tours. The lighthouse is now owned by St. Clair County.

Tower Height: 82

Height of Focal Plane: 86

Characteristic and Range: Green flash every 6 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower with black lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1875 two-story duplex brick keepers' dwelling.

Date Established: 1825

Date Present Tower Built: 1829

Date Automated: 1933

Optics: 18??: Fifth order Fresnel lens; now DCB-24.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes, in season.

From I-94: Follow MI Route 25 north. Turn right on Garfield Street and follow Gratiot Avenue to the Coast Guard station and lighthouse.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: George McDougall, Jr. (1825-1842);

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