Presque Isle Front Range Light

Presque Isle Front Range Light (HM29TF)

Location: Presque Isle, MI 49777 Presque Isle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 20.283', W 83° 29.5'

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In 1869 the U.S. Congress appropriated $7,500 to build two range lights marking the channel into Presque Isle Harbor. Orlando M. Poe submitted plans in May 1870, and by August the range lights were in operation as seafarers aligned the lights to direct them into the harbor.
Anna Garraty, one of the few women light keepers, maintained this light from 1903 to 1926. In 1967 a light on a pole replaced the front range light, which was moved near the Old Presque Isle Lighthouse. Presque Isle Township acquired the building in 1995 with state funds and private donations. In 2002 it was moved here near its original site. Much of the lower structure has been rebuilt according to the original plans.

Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center
Registered Local Site No. 2176, 2006
This marker is the property of the State of Michigan
HM NumberHM29TF
Year Placed2006
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304777 N 5023524
Decimal Degrees45.33805000, -83.49166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 20.283', W 83° 29.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 20' 16.98" N, 83° 29' 30" W
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Area Code(s)989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5823 E Grand Lake Rd, Presque Isle MI 49777, US
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