If you have ever driven through Marine City you have probably noticed the lighthouse that stands in a downtown park along the St. Clair River. It seems a little out of place and that is because it was moved to its current location after the old tower was no longer needed. The tower was built on Peche Island, A Canadian island at the mouth of the Detroit River near Belle Isle. Constructed in 1908 it stood for years guiding ships in the river. It was decommissioned in 1983 and after learning of its demolition funds were raised by Marine City to move the tower to the city’s Waterworks Park. It proudly stands, not guiding ships, but looking over the city that gave it a new home after it was retired.
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