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Marine City in St. Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pêche Island Rear Range Light

c. 1905 - decommissioned 1982

 
 
Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 22, 2018
1. Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker
Inscription.  
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: CommunicationsWaterways & 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 map
Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker - Upper Left Image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 22, 2018
2. Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker - Upper Left Image
Pêche Island Rear Range Light
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. Marker is in this post office area: Marine City MI 48039, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newport Academy (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); David and Laura Lester House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heritage Square Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Marine City (approx. ¼ mile away); Holy Cross Parish (approx. ¼ mile away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); East China Fractional District No. 2 School (approx. 2.6 miles away); St. Clair River Habitat Restoration (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marine City.
 
Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker - Lower Left Image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 22, 2018
3. Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker - Lower Left Image
Aerial view of Pêche Island looking north west
Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker - Lower Middle Image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 22, 2018
4. Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker - Lower Middle Image
Pêche Island Rear Range Light c. 1970
Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker - Lower Right Image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 22, 2018
5. Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker - Lower Right Image
Map of Pêche Island
Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker - Upper Right Image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 22, 2018
6. Pêche Island Rear Range Light Marker - Upper Right Image
Pêche Island Rear Range Light c. 1940
Pêche Island Rear Range Light and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 22, 2018
7. Pêche Island Rear Range Light and Marker
Pêche Island Rear Range Light Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 22, 2018
8. Pêche Island Rear Range Light Plaque
Peche Island Range Rear Light
Built 1908
Stationed off Peche Island
Ontario, Canada in Lake St. Clair
Restored and dedicated
with great pride to Marine City
by Michigan Bank - Port Huron
August 21, 1983
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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