Gravelly Shoal Lighthouse

Point Lookout, Michigan - 1939 (1939**)

Photo of the Gravelly Shoal Lighthouse.

History of the Gravelly Shoal Lighthouse

One of the easily identifiable "Art-Deco" style lighthouses of the late 1930s. From what I have read, this tower never housed a lantern room like many of the Art-Deco style lights did. This light took the place of the Charity Island Lighthouse.

Here is a much better close up picture of the Gravelly Shoal Lighthouse courtesy of the USCG Website.

Directions: The lighthouse sits off shore in Saginaw Bay. The best way to see the light is via boat. There is a ferry service that passes by it on the way to the island. Since I didn't have time to travel to the island, I got a distant shot from shore. From US-23 in Au Gres, I took US-23 north 4.8 miles to Point Lookout Road. I then followed Point Lookout Road to the end, and made a left onto Michigan Ave. I followed this to the end where there was a break in the houses and could see out into Lake Huron / Saginaw Bay. From here, you can look out and see the light with a telephoto lens.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 65.00'
Focal Plane: 75'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 44.02000 N
*Longitude: -83.53800 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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