Cheyboygan River Range Lights

1880

LAKE HURON LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO 1
(Front Range)
USCG PHOTO 2
(current look of Front Range)
USCG PHOTO 3
(1910 Rear Range)

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

Many authors said these lights were no longer in use, but the USCG 2000 Light List still shows these range lights as active aids to navigation (No.'s 11790 and 11795).

Location:  Front Range Light is on West side of Cheboygan River, Rear Range Light is 1,115 ft. from Front Range Light, Straits of Mackinac, NW end of Lake Huron

CURRENT TOWER LIT:
Front Range --- 1880
Rear Range --- 1910

CURRENT USE: Active aids to navigation

AUTOMATED: Unknown

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Front Range and 1880 Rear Range --- Piers / 1910 Rear Range --- Emplaced

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Front Range and 1880 Rear Range --- Wood / 1910 Rear Range --- Steel

TOWER SHAPE: Front Range --- Square, integral (45 ft. tall) /
1880 Rear Range (per 1893 Light List) --- Square, pyramidal, open-framework tower, upper part enclosed (68 ft tall) / 1910 Rear Range --- Skeletal tower (75 ft. tall)

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Front Range and 1880 Rear Range --- White / 1910 Rear Range --- Black

ORIGINAL LENS: Front and Rear Range --- Sixth Order, Fresnel

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: The Front Range Light now exhibits a pair of locomotive-type headlamps.