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Name: Martin Reef Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Cedarville, Michigan, United States

Location: Lake Huron, east of Straits of Mackinac.


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Photo: Stan Severi
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Notes:
This lighthouse is located on a dangerous reef. It is very similar to Poe Reef Light on Lake Huron.

Tower Height: 52

Height of Focal Plane: 65

Description of Tower: White, octagonal reinforced concrete tower on roof of keeper's quarters; lantern is white with red roof.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1927 three-story concrete keeper's quarters.

Date Established: 1927

Date Present Tower Built: 1927

Optics: 1927: Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed and replaced by modern optic).

Fog Signal: Originally diaphone horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Directions:
Access is by boat only. The lighthouse can be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see www.mackinacseaplanes.com or call 906-632-9746.

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