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Name: Port Sanilac Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Sanilac, Michigan, United States

Location: Southern Lake Huron.

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Photo: Fran Davanzo
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This is still an active lighthouse, but the keeper's house is privately owned.

Tower Height: 59

Height of Focal Plane: 69

Description of Tower: Octagonal brick tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1886 two-story brick keepers' house.

Date Established: 1886

Date Present Tower Built: 1886

Date Automated: 1924

Optics: 1886: Fourth order Fresnel lens, still in use.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, private residence.

Open To Public? no

The keeper's house is a private residence, so the site is not open to the public. The lighthouse can be viewed from the end of a breakwater at the end of Cherry Street.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


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