Detroit River Lighthouse
Detroit, MI. Detroit River

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DETROIT RIVER (BAR POINT SHOAL) LIGHT
 

Location: LAKE ERIE S. OF DETROIT RIVER ENTRANCE
Nearest City: SOUTH ROCKWOOD
County: WAYNE
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1875

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1885
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1979
  • Foundation Materials: WOOD/CEMENT CRIB; GRANITE PIER
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON PLATE/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH BLACK UPPER
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 49
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 55
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date:
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1885
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME/IRON
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type:

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1885
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL SPARK PLUG
  • Construction Materials:

Other Structures: STORAGE BUILDING, RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #83000886
Name of Listing: DETROIT RIVER LIGHT STATION (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR) On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

LIGHTSHIP STATION ESTABLISHED ON SHOAL 1875; LIGHT PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHIPPING & TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN LAKE HURON & LAKE ERIE

 

 
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