The tower stands 68 feet tall and has long since been decommissioned. This is where range lights were invented. The son of a keeper came up with the idea of hoisting two lanterns up high, thus allowing ship captains to line up the lights and when they see a single light, they are heading straight into the channel.
Directions: The lighthouse sits on private property of DOW Chemical Company. The best view is from the opposite side of the river. From SR-25 in Bay City, make a left onto Scheurmann Road and follow it to Woodside Ave. Make a right and then follow Woodside Ave to Pine Road. Make a left onto Pine Road and follow that to the Coast Guard Station. If you look across, you will see the Saginaw River Rear Range Lighthouse.View more Saginaw River Rear Range Lighthouse pictures