Michigan’s lighthouses: State’s oldest to reopen

Fort Gratiot Light, the second-oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes, after Ohio’s Marblehead Light on Lake Erie, is being reopened today, the Detroit Free Press reports. About 1,000 people are expected at the public event at the mouth of the St. Clair River to celebrate the 1829 brick tower that began service back when wooden sailing ships plied the Great Lakes.

The Freep does a nice job telling its story and others and provides a nice map of lighthouse locations around Michigan. Read more: State’s oldest to reopen.

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