Martin Reef Light

1927

LAKE HURON LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

The rocky Lake Huron bottom rises so close to the surface in this area that you can easily see it from a boat. 
Also, this light is a near twin to the one built at Poe Reef in 1893.

LOCATION: South end of reef, mouth of St. Marys river, East of Straits of Mackinac, North side of Lake Huron

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1927

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: Yes

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Crib

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Reinforced concrete / Steel

TOWER SHAPE: Square --- 52 ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: White with red roof

ORIGINAL LENS: Third Order, Fresnel

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: The concrete platform of this light sits about 17 ft. above the water.  The three-story building has 6 rectangular windows (as seen in USCG photo above) on each of its sides, but today the bottom two on each side have been covered.