DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society
Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 307
This lighthouse replaced DeTour Point Light onshore. The U.S. Coast Guard has stated that the DeTour Reef Light is now obsolete as a navigational aid. In 1998, the DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society was formed to restore, preserve, and maintain the lighthouse. Much restoration has been completed.
Tower Height: 63
Height of Focal Plane: 74
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds, with red sector.
Description of Tower: White, square reinforced concrete tower on top of keeper's dwelling.
This light is operational
Integral concrete keeper's dwelling.
Date Established: 1931
Date Present Tower Built: 1931
Date Automated: 1974
Optics: 1931: 3 1/2 order Fresnel lens (now on display at DeTour Village Historical Museum); now 190 mm.
Fog Signal: Formerly an air diaphone horn. The signal is currently under restoration.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society offers tours of the lighthouse in summer, and they also offer a keeper program that allows volunteer "keepers" to stay at the lighthouse. Visit their website or call for more information.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places