The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Aug. 29, 1891


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LIGHTHOUSE MATTERS

The lighthouse construction steamer Warrington is expected to leave this morning for Seul Choix Point, Lake Michigan, with a lot of building material for the new lighthouse to be erected at that point. Supt. Todt is aboard and will look after the work, which will be commenced inside of a week. The cost of the lighthouse, which will be a brick structure with stone trimmings, will be about $15,000. The light will be a permanent fixed red of the third order.

Proposals are about to be advertised for the construction of a lighthouse on Old Mackinaw Point, Lake Michigan. This will also be a brick building with stone trimmings to cost about $18,000. The light will be of the fourth order, flashing red every ten seconds. There will also be a dwelling house to accommodate the two keepers. This light may not be ready before next spring, while the Seul Choix light, it is thought, will be in operation before the close of the season.

Two fog-signals are now in course of construction at Cleveland for the Point Betsy (sic) light. They are ten-inch steam whistles with a five-second blast alternating every ten and forty seconds. It is thought that they will be put up before the last of September.


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Date of Original:
Aug. 29, 1891
Local identifier:
GLN.14236
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Aug. 29, 1891