Marine City in St. Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pêche Island Rear Range Light
c. 1905 - decommissioned 1982
This range light was originally located in American Waters, east of the mouth of the Detroit River, just north of the international border and north east of Pêche Island, Ontario, Canada
It was brought to Marine City in 1982 through the combined efforts of Stanford C. Stoddard, Michgian National Bank, Luedtke Engineering Co. and the friends of the Marine City Open Air Maritime Museum. Dedicated August 21, 1983
Pêche Island (sounds like pesh) translates as fishing or fisherman's island.
Front and rear range lights give a ship correct bearing for safe entry into rivers or harbors.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 21, 1983.
Location. 42° 42.985′ N, 82° 29.491′ W. Marker is in Marine City, Michigan, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of South Water Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on South Water Street. Marker is in Lighthouse Park. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The D.F. Rose (within shouting distance of this marker); The Maud (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mary (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Marine City 1866 - 1880 (about 600 feet away); The R.G. Coburn (about 700 feet away); The Newaygo (about 700 feet away); United Methodist Church Bell (about 700 feet away); The Carrier (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marine City.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 7. submitted on January 15, 2023, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. 8, 9. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.