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Detroit River (Bar Point Shoal) Light

Location: Lake Erie, south of Detroit River entrance near South Rockwood, MI

About Detroit River (Bar Point Shoal) Light

The location of the light is Lake Erie, south of Detroit River entrance. The nearest city is South Rockwood, MI. The station was first established in 1875. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1885.

The lighthouse is a white conical tower with black top on hexagonal top.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 55 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 12 nautical miles. The tower height is 49 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-6885 (U.S.)

RACON: X ( - . . - )
HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl). Operates continuously

The light pattern is 2 white flashes every 6 seconds.

The light was automated in 1979.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 6 second period, the light is on for less than 3 then off for more than 3.

Detroit River (Bar Point Shoal) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 04, 1983, reference number 83000886.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:18 am
Sunrise: 7:56 am
Sunset: 5:33 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 7:11 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

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