St. Clair Flats South Channel Front Range Light

1859

LAKE ST. CLAIR LIGHTS

USCG PHOTO

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN

This light has been placed on the National Registry of Historical Places.

LOCATION: Off Harsens Island, North side of Lake St. Clair

CURRENT TOWER LIT: 1875

CURRENT USE: No longer in use

AUTOMATED: Yes

DEACTIVATED: 1907

FOUNDATION MATERIALS: Wooden crib filled with stone

LIGHTHOUSE MATERIALS: Brick / Cast Iron

TOWER SHAPE: Cylindrical --- 17 ft. tall

COLOR(S)/MARKINGS/PATTERN: Yellow with black top

ORIGINAL LENS: Unknown --- now fitted with plastic lens

NEAT CHARACTERISTICS: The original tower at this sight had begun to lean  because the foundation settled.  The current tower also leans, and steps are being taken to restore it.