St. Joseph Lighthouse Depot

St. Joseph, Michigan - 1893 (1893**)

Photo of the St. Joseph Lighthouse Depot.

History of the St. Joseph Lighthouse Depot

This building was used as a lighthouse depot until 1917. From 1918-1993 it was used by various entities of the Armed Forces. In 1996 it was bought and turned into the Lighthouse Depot Brewpub and Restaurant.

While on our Michigan lighthouse trip, we just happened to be in St. Joseph at dinner time so we decided try there for dinner. The food was very good and very reasonably priced. The backside of the menu gives the whole history of the place as well as what work went into the building to convert it. After you finish with your meal, they will allow you to look around.

Update: The Brewpub went out of business in 2001. It is now the Saint Joseph River Yacht Club.

Directions: From I-94 at exit 33, take business I-94 west to the end. Make a right and head north on Route 63. Make a left onto Klock Road, which will quickly change to Upton Road. Follow Upton to the point where it changes to Marina Drive. Follow Marina Drive to the end to Ridgeway Street. Make a left onto Ridgeway and follow that to Lighthouse Lane.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: Unknown
Focal Plane: Unknown
Active Aid to Navigation: Unknown
*Latitude: 42.11400 N
*Longitude: -86.48400 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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