Gravelly Shoal Light

1939

LAKE HURON LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

This light is another one of the "Art Deco" style lights that was constructed in the 1930's.

LOCATION: On end of shoal, SE of Point Lookout, North side of approach to Saginaw Bay, SW side of Lake Huron

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1939

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: Yes

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Crib

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Concrete reinforced by steel

TOWER SHAPE: Square tower on cylindrical base --- 65 ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: White

ORIGINAL LENS: 300 mm lens

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: This light has two unique features:  (1) it is topped by a black radio tower and (2) the base has a narrow, curved lip around half its bottom that serves as a dock.