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Name: Poe Reef Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Cheboygan, Michigan, United States

Location: Straits of Mackinac, Lake Huron.

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Photo: Jaqueline Styles
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse replaced a lightship that had been near the spot since 1893. It marks a narrow passage between Bois Blanc Island and the mainland.

Tower Height: 60

Height of Focal Plane: 71

Description of Tower: Black, square concrete tower with red lantern on roof of keeper's dwelling.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Integral three-story keeper's dwelling.

Date Established: 1929

Date Present Tower Built: 1929

Date Automated: 1974

Optics: 1929: Third order Fresnel lens, now 375 mm.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation

Open To Public? No.

Access is by by boat only, but the lighthouse can be seen from Cheboygan State Park near U.S. Route 23 in Cheboygan. It can also be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see or call 906-632-9746.


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