City of Port Huron/Port of Huron Museum
This is the oldest lighthouse in Michigan. The Port Huron Museum conducts tours. The lighthouse is now owned by St. Clair County.
Tower Height: 82
Height of Focal Plane: 86
Characteristic and Range: Green flash every 6 seconds.
Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower with black lantern.
This light is operational
1875 two-story duplex brick keepers' dwelling.
Date Established: 1825
Date Present Tower Built: 1829
Date Automated: 1933
Optics: 18??: Fifth order Fresnel lens; now DCB-24.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes, except during restoration.
From I-94: Follow MI Route 25 north. Turn right on Garfield Street and follow Gratiot Avenue to the Coast Guard station and lighthouse.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: George McDougall, Jr. (1825-1842);