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Name: Grays Reef Light  

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Also known as: Gray's Reef Light

Nearest Town or City:
St. Ignace, Michigan, United States

Location: Grays Reef East Channel, Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Stan Severi
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse replaced a series of lightships that had been stationed in the area since 1891.

Tower Height: 65

Height of Focal Plane: 82

Description of Tower: White, octagonal steel and concrete Art Deco tower on concrete crib.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1936

Date Present Tower Built: 1936

Date Automated: 1976

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only. The lighthouse can be seen from lighthouse cruises offered by Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry Service. See or call 231-436-5023. It can also be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see or call 906-632-9746.


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