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Name: Windmill Point Light (MI)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Location: Mouth of Detroit River, Lake St. Clair.

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Photo: Violet Bostwick
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Tower Height: 40

Height of Focal Plane: 42

Characteristic and Range: White light, 3 seconds on, 3 seconds off.

Description of Tower: White conical steel tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1838

Date Present Tower Built: 1933

Date Automated: ?

Optics: 1933: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, take Alter Road toward the Detroit River. The lighthouse is located at the end of Alter Road.

Keepers: James Townsend Story (1920-1925), Charles H. Haven (1927-1933)

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