Rogers City in Presque Isle County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Port of Calcite Entry Light
Sometime after Calcite's breakwater was finished in 1929, the light was converted to electricity and relocated to the tower at the end of the breakwater (pictured). It remained there until it was removed from service in 2015 and donated to the City by quarry owner Carmeuse Lime and Stone.
The light was restored by local volunteers and placed here for all to see. This artifact is an important part of Rogers City's unique nautical history. To find out more about that history, visit the locations indicated on the map included here.
Location. 45° 25.177′ N, 83° 48.94′ W. Marker is in Rogers City, Michigan, in Presque Isle County. Marker is at the intersection of North 3rd Street (Alternate U.S. 23) and East Erie Street, on the right when traveling north on North 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at waist-level, on a large boulder located along the sidewalk, just north of the intersection,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Emil & Lizzie Poch Hardware Store (here, next to this marker); Emergency Steering Wheel (a few steps from this marker); Site of Bertram Building (a few steps from this marker); Site of Gumm Furniture Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Rogers City's First Flour Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Rogers City Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank (about 400 feet away); Herman Hoeft & Son's General Store (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogers City.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rogers City Historic Walking Tour
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.