Grassy Island South Channel Rear Range Light

1849

LAKE ST. CLAIR LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

The USCG photo above was taken in 1904.

LOCATION: At elbow of Grassy Island Shoal, West side of main channel of Detroit River, Lake St. Clair

CURRENT TOWER LIT:  1896

CURRENT USE: No longer exists

AUTOMATED: Unknown

DEACTIVATED: Unknown

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Stone

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Wood

TOWER SHAPE: 1849, Square attached --- 20 ft. tall / 1896, Square attached --- 38 ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: 1849 --- White / 1896 --- Cream

ORIGINAL LENS: Sixth Order, Fresnel 1849 / Fifth Order, Fresnel 1896

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: As was the case with many other island lighthouses, this structure was architecturally beautiful.