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

Huron Lightship

 
 
Huron Lightship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
1. Huron Lightship Marker
Inscription. Commissioned in 1921, the Huron began service as a relief vessel for other Great Lakes lightships. She is ninety-seven feet long, twenty-four feet in beam, and carried a crew of eleven. On clear nights her beacon could be seen for fourteen miles. After serving in northern Lake Michigan, the Huron was assigned to the Corsica Shoals in 1935. These shallow waters, six miles north of Port Huron, were the scene of frequent groundings by lake freighters in the late nineteenth century. A lightship station had been established there in 1893, since the manned ships were more reliable than lighted buoys. After 1940 the Huron was the only lightship on the Great Lakes. Retired from Coast Guard Service in 1970, she was presented to the City of Port Huron in 1971.
 
Erected 1973 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S0404.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 59.364′ N, 82° 25.607′ W. Marker is in Port Huron, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker can be reached from Thomas Edison Parkway 0.7 miles south of Bluewater Bridge (Interstate 69). Click for map. Located in a riverside park by Thomas Edison Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Port Huron MI 48060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
2. Huron Lightship Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Alva Edison (approx. 0.6 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edison Homesite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wilderness Outpost (approx. 0.6 miles away); Making Tracks (approx. 0.6 miles away); All Aboard! (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bridging the Blue Waters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Immigration (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Huron.
 
Also see . . .  Huron Lightship Museum website. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The Huron Lightship (LV-103) image. Click for full size.
By US Coast Guard, 1922
3. The Huron Lightship (LV-103)
Early in its career, prior to being assigned to the Huron station. It is today docked at Port Huron, Michigan, as a museum ship. It is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and is a designated National Historic Landmark.
Huron Lightship image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
4. Huron Lightship
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 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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