Restoration has started on the tower at Michigan’s 1825 Fort Gratiot Light Station. Located at the mouth of the St. Clair River on Lake Huron, it is the oldest light station in Michigan. Under the National Historic Lighthouse ownership of the lighthouse was transferred to St. Clair County, after the City of Port Huron declined to take ownership.
The lighthouse is closed to the public until the restoration, being done by National Restoration, is completed. County officials said they expect the lighthouse to be open to the public by late spring or early summer of next year. Photographs of the beginning of the restoration are courtesy of Francine Dollinger and Cindy Freeman.
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