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FORT GRATIOT LIGHT
Location: LAKE HURON/ST. CLAIR RIVER
Body of Water: Huron
County: St. Clair
Year Station Established: 1825
Siting: Mainland
Latitude: 43° 00' 24"
Longitude: 82° 25' 24"

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FORT GRATIOT LIGHTHOUSE
Year Constructed: 1829
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1829
Operational? Yes
Automated? 1933
Deactivated: Not Available
Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
Construction Materials: BRICK
Ancillary Buildings: Yes
Grounds: No
Bottomlands: No
COE Structure: No
Architectural Style: CONICAL ATTACHED TO WORKROOM
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Owner: U.S. Coast Guard
Open to the Public? Yes
Museum: No
Web Site: http://phmuseum.org/home.htm
National Register Status: LISTED Reference #76001975
Other Important Dates: 1861 (tower raised 20 feet); 1875 (keeper's house added)
History: OLDEST SURVIVING LIGHTHOUSE IN MICHIGAN; FIRST ON LAKE HURON; ORIGINALLY 65 FEET, EXTENDED TO 86 FEET IN 1861; CITY PARK ADJACENT TO STATION