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Name: Gros Cap Reef Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Location: Whitefish Bay, Entrance to St. Mary's River, Lake Superior.

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Photo: Jaqueline Styles

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The structure stands on a concrete pier with a plow shape, designed to deflect ice floes that could damage the station.

Tower Height: 40

Height of Focal Plane: 59

Characteristic and Range: Flashing red every 5 seconds, visible for 12 miles.

Description of Tower: Integral concrete tower on roof of fog signal building.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Integral fog signal building.

Date Established: 1953

Date Present Tower Built: 1953

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only. The lighthouse can also be seen from tours offered by Mackinac Seaplane Tours -- see or call 906-632-9746.

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