Pipe Island Light

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Pipe Island Light
Pipe Island Light is located in Michigan
Pipe Island Light
Location Pipe Island, Michigan
Coordinates 46°0′58.8″N 83°53′57.5″W / 46.016333°N 83.899306°W / 46.016333; -83.899306Coordinates: 46°0′58.8″N 83°53′57.5″W / 46.016333°N 83.899306°W / 46.016333; -83.899306
Year first constructed 1888[1]
Construction Brick[2]
Tower shape Octagonal[2]
Markings / pattern KRW on yellow octagonal tower with black skeleton superstructure[2]
Height 52 feet (16 m)[2]
Range 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)[2]
Characteristic Fl W 5s[2]
United States number 12875

Pipe Island Light is a privately owned lighthouse on Pipe Island in St. Mary's River, Michigan.[3] It was lit in 1888 by the Lake Carriers Association to help ships entering St. Mary's River from Lake Huron.[1][4] In 2005 three cottages and the Victorian keeper's dwelling were made available for overnight stays.


  1. ^ a b "Pipe Island Light". Michigan Lighthouse Fund. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2010. p. 174. 
  3. ^ "Pipe Island, MI". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pipe Island Lighthouse". Lighthouse tours. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 


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