Bois Blanc I. Lighthouse National Historic Site
Contact Address Information:
c/o Fort Malden N.H.S.C.
PO Box 38, 100 Laird Avenue
N9V 2Z2 ,
Boblo Island was home to a popular amusement park for much of the 20th century. The island is a five minute ferry ride from Amherstburg, Ontario, and 18 miles from Detroit, Michigan. The lighthouse no longer has a lantern; it was destroyed by fire in 1954. The tower has recently been stablized by Parks Canada.
Tower Height: 40
Description of Tower: Conical limestone tower.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1837
Date Present Tower Built: 1837
Date Deactivated: 1950s
Current Use: National historic site.
Open To Public? No.
The lighthouse is located on the southern tip of Bois Blanc Island, part of the town of Amherstburg. The lighthouse is NOT open to the general public, but can be seen from the Amherstburg shore of the Detroit River.
Keepers: James Hackett (1836-1870), Andrew Hackett (1870-1901), Charles Hackett (1901-192?)