Fort gratiot lighthouse gift shop wwwphmuseumorg at the source of the st clair river where it flows southward from lake huron, lies port huron, one of the oldest settlements in michigan fort st jos. Fort gratiot light station and gift shop 29k likes tour the oldest lighthouse in michigan and learn about one of port huron's greatest landmarks. Choose your favorite fort gratiot lighthouse photographs from millions of available designs all fort gratiot lighthouse photographs ship within 48 hours and include a 30-day money-back guarantee. Find great deals on ebay for fort gratiot lighthouse shop with confidence.
The oldest operating lighthouse in the great lakes established in 1825 and rebuilt in 1829 and 1861, was the first lighthouse on lake huron and is the fort gratiot lighthouse | michigan skip to main content. Fort gratiot lighthouse in 1971, the michigan historical commission named the fort gratiot light a historical site the port huron museum preserves and. The park is located next to the coast guard station in port huron and includes the fort gratiot lighthouse, which is the oldest lighthouse in michigan it is one of seven iconic michigan lighthouses that will be featured on limited edition cans of vernors.
Fort gratiot was established in 1814 during the war of 1812 (despite its name, the war lasted until 1815) to guard the mouth of the st clair river as it enters lake huron by the early 1820s, the need for a lighthouse at this juncture. What makes the limited edition can even better is that the fort gratiot lighthouse will be featured on the cans the lighthouse cans will be sold in 12-packs of. Fort gratiot lighthouse - port huron, mich flickr/scott smithson if you're going to visit lighthouses, you should include this historic beauty, the oldest operating lighthouse in the great lakes.
The fort gratiot light station was the first lighthouse on lake huron and is the oldest working lighthouse in michigan. Find fort gratiot lighthouse on lake huron stock images in hd and millions of other royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, and vectors in the shutterstock collection. Fort gratiot light, the first lighthouse in the state of michigan, was constructed north of fort gratiot in 1829 by lucius lyon, who later became one of michigan's. Last april a michigan-based group of ghost hunters claimed to have confirmed paranormal activity inside the fort gratiot lighthouse back for a second search this saturday, the motor city ghost. Light station port huron michigan - wwwphmuseumorg fort gratiot was established in 1814 to guard the juncture of lake huron and the st clair river as commercial shipping and other water traffic grew in the early 1800's, congress approved funds to build the first lighthouse in michigan, the second on the entire great lakes.
Fort gratiot light station, saint clair county ($40,000) the u s coast guard continues to own the fort gratiot light station, which is in the process of being transferred to st clair county saint clair county will replace roofing on the fog signal building and the single keeper's building. In the 1980s, archaeological work determined the age of the structures, and in 2000-02, the port huron museum acquired both homes and moved them to a lot in lighthouse park, where the fort gratiot lighthouse is located restoration began in 2012. Take a tour of the fort gratiot lighthouse, united states to visit historic site in port huron get the reviews, ratings, location, contact details & timings. Media in category fort gratiot lighthouse the following 10 files are in this category, out of 10 total.
Port huron's first hospital that was built in fort gratiot in 1830 is also now located in the land occupied by the lighthouse museum pictured below is a view from looking out one of the lighthouse's windows. Fort gratiot lighthouse the great lakes maritime center offers opportunities to learn about the history of the great lakes freighters pass within 100 feet (30 m) of. One of the oldest soft drinks in the nation is putting the oldest lighthouse in michigan on its pop cans vernors is featuring the fort gratiot lighthouse, and six other michigan lighthouses, on.
Hotels near fort gratiot lighthouse hotels near fort gratiot lighthouse, current page book a hotel near fort gratiot lighthouse, port huron flight only tab 1 of 3. With nature preserves, trails, ponds, bike paths, parks, beaches, and recreation areas, fort gratiot has plenty for people to enjoy all four seasons fort gratiot township is also home to the largest commercial corridor in st clair county. The fort gratiot lighthouse in port huron has history dating back to 1825, and it marks the point where the st clair river and lake huron meet this is a busy and important domestic and international shipping channel, which is why the light continues to shine today. Fort gratiot light then became the second lighthouse in michigan (and since, the longest standing) when its replacement was finished in 1829 a significant improvement, and farther north to be more visible, the new lighthouse stood 65 feet tall until it was raised to its current height of 82 feet in 1862.