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Port Huron in Saint Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Gratiot Light

 
 
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By Jenn Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
1. Fort Gratiot Light Marker
Inscription. This lighthouse, oldest in Michigan, was built in 1829 to replace a tower destroyed by a storm. Lucius Lyon, the builder, was Deputy Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory and later a United States senator from Michigan. In the 1860s workers extended the tower to its present height of 84 feet. The light, automated in 1933, continues to guide shipping on Lake Huron into the narrow and swift-flowing Saint Clair River.
 
Erected 1971. (Marker Number S0332.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.341′ N, 82° 25.421′ W. Marker is in Port Huron, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker can be reached from Conger Street. Click for map. Located behind the fence of a Coast Guard Base. Marker is in this post office area: Port Huron MI 48060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seeing the Light (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Gratiot Light (about 500 feet away); The Storm (about 500 feet away); Learning from Lake Huron (about 500 feet away); Sending a Signal
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By Jenn Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
2. Fort Gratiot Light Marker
(about 500 feet away); Keepers Duties (about 500 feet away); Fort Saint Joseph (approx. 0.3 miles away); Great Storm of 1913 and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Huron.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Gratiot Lighthouse - Lighthouses of the Great Lakes. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
3. Fort Gratiot Light
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By US Coast Guard
4. Fort Gratiot Light
In Port Huron, Michigan is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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