Huron Lightship (LV-103/WAL-526)

Port Huron, Michigan - 1935 (1935**)

Photo of the Huron Lightship (LV-103/WAL-526).

History of the Huron Lightship (LV-103/WAL-526)

Light Vessel 103 was stationed at the mouth of the St. Clair River in Lake Huron. It served in northern Lake Michigan for a while before being assigned to mark the Corsica Shoals. After 1940, it was the last remaining lightship still in service on the Great Lakes.

Read The Ultimate Price by Wayne Arnold, Site Manager, Huron Lightship Museum. This is the story of Seaman Robert Gullickson, age 21, who drowned while serving in the U. S. Coast Guard aboard Huron Lightship.


Located just south of the Blue Water Bridge on the St. Clair River, the new Thomas Edison Depot Museum and the historic Huron Lightship Museum are open for tours Fridays from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. (May 17-September 27, 2002) and daily from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the summer. The Port Huron Museum, Depot and Lightship normal hours are 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday the balance of the year. Purchase a Passport and SAVE up to 50%! Passports are valid for and available at all three museums and cost $3.00 for students and seniors, $5.00 for adults. Children six and under are FREE accompanied by an adult. For additional info call 810-982-0891 or visit web site

Click on the "More Pictures" button below to tour the inside of the lightship.

Directions: From SR-25, head east on Prospect Place to Thomas Edison Parkway. The lightship is directly in front of you.

Access: The Huron Lightship is open for tours in season. It is currently owned by the Port Huron Museum.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 52.00'
Focal Plane: Unknown
Active Aid to Navigation: Deactivated (1970)
*Latitude: 42.98900 N
*Longitude: -82.42600 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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