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Name: Cheboygan River Front Range Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Cheboygan, Michigan, United States

Location: Cheboygan River, Lake Huron.

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Photo: Joost Keesing

Managing Organization:
Great Lakes Lightkeepers Association

Telephone: 231-436-5580


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 219
Mackinaw City
Michigan, 49701, United States

Ownership of this lighthouse was transferred to the Great Lakes Lightkeepers Association (GLLKA) in June 2004. GLLKA is restoring the lighthouse to its 1910 appearance. While there is no longer a light within the lantern, this structure is equipped with a locomotive-style light on the gallery. Both range lights are equipped with this type of lighting, and are both are still actively serving as a range. The rear light is shown from a skeleton tower.

Height of Focal Plane: 45

Characteristic and Range: Fixed red.

Description of Tower: Square wooden tower attached to keeper's dwelling.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1880

Date Present Tower Built: 1880

Optics: 1880: Sixth-order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, offices.

Open To Public? Yes.

This lighthouse is located at First and Water Streets in Cheboygan. It can be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see or call 906-632-9746. The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association plans to open the station to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through the end of September in 2005.

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