Grays Reef Lighthouse

St. Ignace, Michigan - 1936 (1936**)

Photo of the Grays Reef Lighthouse.

History of the Grays Reef Lighthouse

Dennis Kent has provided some information on this light.

A light has been on this reef since 1891. It is a busy spot at the top of Lake Michigan as ships head to and from the tip of the mitt. This crib light was built in 1936. It had a 3.5 fresnel lens but was automated in 1976. This photo was taken 7/7/2007. Shepler's Ferry has a lighthouse tour that goes to lights west of Macinaw City and another that goes to lights on the east, Lake Huron side. Both tours go under the Macinaw Bridge for a unique perspective. It is the best way to see these off shore lights and appreciate what the lighthouse keepers had to contend with.

Directions: The lighthouse sits out in Lake Michigan. It is best viewed by boat.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 65.00'
Focal Plane: 82'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 45.76600 N
*Longitude: -85.15300 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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