Poe Reef Lighthouse
Cheboygan, MI. Lake Huron

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Lighthouse before its current paint job of black and white.

POE REEF LIGHT

Location: STRAITS OF MACKINAC SOUTH CHANNEL/LAKE HURON
Nearest City: CHEBOYGAN
County: MACKINAC
U.S.C.G. District: 9

Year Station Established: 1893

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1929
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE CRIB
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE & BLACK BANDS W/RED ROOF
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 60
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 375 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 71
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date: 1893
Description: LIGHTSHIP STATION; MARKED BY LIGHTSHIPS NO. 62, NO. 59, NO. 96, & NO. 99
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1929
  • Number of Stories: 3
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE

Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE BY USCG, SHPO CONCURRENCE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:

 

 

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Revised: 08/14/03.