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Fort Gratiot Light Station

Fort Gratiot light was built in April 1829. It was situated north of an older tower light that has collapsed into the St. Clair river after a violent storm. The tower was constructed of brick to the height of 65 feet. In 1862 the height was increased to 82 feet to match the focal point of  a new 4th order Fresnel lens.


The Lightship Huron

One interesting little site, located in a county park, is the Lightship Huron. Lightships are floating lighthouses that could be anchored on the lakes where it was too deep or impossible to build a lighthouse.

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Michigan Thumb Attractions – The List

Top 12 “Must See” Michigan Upper Thumb Sites. A perfect recipe for a day trip or a week of exploring.


A Dozen Things to See in Michigan’s Thumb

Michigan’s Upper Thumb has interesting sites and things to do beyond our great beaches and water.

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