The Port Sanilac Lighthouse was built in 1886 to bridge the gap between the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, at the mouth of the St Clare River, and the harbor beach Light farther to the north of Port Sanilac. It is one of the more unique lighthouse on the great lakes with the 59 foot tower narrowing at the top, and then flaring out to support the lantern. This was done to cut costs by designer E. L. B. Davis because congress only approved half of the $40,000 requested to build the lighthouse. The lighthouse is privately owned, but contains the original fourth order Fresnel lens and is still used as an aid to navigation. Although the lighthouse is not open to the public, there is a parking lot next to it and a break-wall that you can walk on to get a good view of it and some pics.
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