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Name: Monroe Pier Light  

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Also known as: Otter Creek Light

Also known as: LaPlaisance Bay Light

Nearest Town or City:
Monroe, Michigan, United States

Location: Western Lake Erie, mouth of the River Raisin.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

The building of a canal left the original Monroe Lighthouse four miles south of the new Monroe Harbor and the new mouth of the River Raisin in 1843, and a new lighthouse was built in the new location in 1849.

Description of Tower: 1829: Round 40-foot masonry tower; 1849: Octagonal wooden tower; c. 1885: Square tower on roof of 1 1/2 story wooden dwelling.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1829

Date Deactivated: 1916

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: John Whipple (1829-?), Peter Gussenbauer (1888-1904), Lewis Bond, John W. Anderson, John Paxton, Benjamin Thisman, Joseph Guyor, Israel Noble, James A. McGlenn.


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