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GROSSE ILE NORTH CHANNEL RANGE FRONT LIGHT

State: MICHIGAN
Location: DETROIT RIVER
Nearest City: GROSSE ILE
County: WAYNE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1894


Grosse Ile North Channel Range Front Light
Photo by Wm. Heinrich, Grosse Ile Historical Society, 1985/86
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1906
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1963
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 50
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1894
  • Description: FOUR-SIDED WOODEN PYRAMID ON OPEN WOOD PILING, SIDES WERE CLOSED IN WITH SIX-SIDED WOODEN LANTERN ON TOP OF PYRAMID
  • Fate/Disposition: REMOVED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 1906 TOWER
Modern Tower?

Existing Sound Signal Building?

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES, OFF SITE (PRIVATELY OWNED)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures:

Current Use:

Owner/Manager: GROSSE ILE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Open to the Public? YES - LIMITED (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #80004863
Name of Listing: HISTORIC ENGINEERING & INDUSTRIAL SITES IN MICHIGAN TR
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
REAR RANGE LOST BEFORE 1940; GIHS ALSO OWNS DETROIT RIVER LIVINGSTONE CHANNEL ORIGINAL LIGHT TOWERS NO. 25 AND 26 WHICH CAN BE VIEWED ON MUSEUM GROUNDS



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