U.P. lighthouse restoration bolsters tourism, economy, and community pride

DeTour Reef Light

Built in 1931, the 83-foot-tall lighthouse is a strategic and historic landmark that marks a dangerous reef to help guide ship traffic from and to Lake Huron and Lake Superior via the strategic St. Marys River. The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society completed major restoration of the structure in 2004. An overnight keeper program and public tours to this unique light began in 2005.

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