Huron Lightship

Huron Lightship (HMRLC)

Location: Port Huron, MI 48060 St Clair County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 59.364', W 82° 25.607'

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Commissioned in 1921, the Huron began service as a relief vessel for other Great Lakes lightships. She is ninety-seven feet long, twenty-four feet in beam, and carried a crew of eleven. On clear nights her beacon could be seen for fourteen miles. After serving in northern Lake Michigan, the Huron was assigned to the Corsica Shoals in 1935. These shallow waters, six miles north of Port Huron, were the scene of frequent groundings by lake freighters in the late nineteenth century. A lightship station had been established there in 1893, since the manned ships were more reliable than lighted buoys. After 1940 the Huron was the only lightship on the Great Lakes. Retired from Coast Guard Service in 1970, she was presented to the City of Port Huron in 1971.
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HM NumberHMRLC
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberS0404
Year Placed1973
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 383684 N 4760625
Decimal Degrees42.98940000, -82.42678333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 59.364', W 82° 25.607'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 59' 21.84" N, 82° 25' 36.42" W
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Area Code(s)810
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-858 Prospect Pl, Port Huron MI 48060, US
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