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GRAYS REEF LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: GRAYS REEF EAST CHANNEL / LAKE MICHIGAN
Nearest City: ST. IGNACE
County: EMMET
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1891


Grays Reef Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1936
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1976
  • Foundation Materials: SUBMERGED STONE/CONCRETE CRIB
  • Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE/STEEL
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ON SQUARE DWELLING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 65
  • Original Optic: THIRD AND HALF ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 82
    Fresnel Lens Disposition: THIRD AND HALF ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY AT HARSHA HOUSE MUSEUM, CHARLEVOIX, MICHIGAN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1891
  • Description: LIGHTSHIPS NO. 57, NO. 56, AND NO. 99
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1936
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON

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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