Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse

Grand Island, Michigan - 1868 (1868**)

Photo of the Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse.

History of the Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse

The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1913, and it certainly does show. This picture was taken in 1974 by Paul E. Petosky and the lighthouse for the most part looks the same. But a group of people, including the owner have started to try and raise money to restore the lighthouse.

This photograph was contributed by Paul E. Petosky. Please visit his website, Postmarks from the Past - MI Postal History

If you can help, please send your donation to:

American Lighthouse Foundation
East Channel Lighthouse Fund
P.O. Box 889
Wells, Maine 04090

Directions: The lighthouse sits off shore on Grand Island. There are several tours that offer cruises past the lighthouse. The grounds of the lighthouse are private property.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 45.00'
Focal Plane: 49'
Active Aid to Navigation: Deactivated (1908)
*Latitude: 46.45700 N
*Longitude: -86.62300 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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