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Name: Pipe Island Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
DeTour Village, Michigan, United States

Location: St. Marys River, Lake Superior.

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
Mary and John Kostecki

Telephone: 906-440-2549


Contact Address Information:
PO Box 489
DeTour Village
Michigan, 49725,

A steel skeletal tower was added to the top of this lighthouse in 1937.

Tower Height: 44

Height of Focal Plane: 52

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds; range 17 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Octagonal brick tower; original lantern removed and replaced by steel skeletal tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1888

Date Present Tower Built: 1888

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only. The lighthouse can be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours; see or call (906) 632-9746. If you are staying at a cottage on the island, transportation can be arranged by emailing or calling (906) 297-2400.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Nearby Lodging: Cottage accommodations are available on the island; see


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