Lake Saint Clair Light

1941

LAKE ST. CLAIR LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

This light is a modern pillar with a light on top that replaced an earlier Lightship.

LOCATION: West side of mid-lake channel at turn, Lake St. Clair

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1941

CURRENT USE: Active aid to navigation

AUTOMATED: 1941

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Crib

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Steel / Reinforced concrete

TOWER SHAPE: Cylindrical tower on octagonal base --- 30 ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: White --- in recent years a green stripe has been added to the tower to give it a distinctive appearance

ORIGINAL LENS: 375 millimeter electric lens

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: Ladders are built into the walls of the platform to provide access for maintenance crews.