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Martin Reef Light

Location: on a reef east of Straits of Mackinac / Lake Huron near Cedarville, MI

About Martin Reef Light

The location of the light is on a reef east of Straits of Mackinac / Lake Huron. The nearest city is Cedarville, MI. The station was first established in 1927. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1927.

The tower has a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 65 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 13 nautical miles. The tower height is 52 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 7-12205 (U.S.)

The Martin Reef Lighthouse sits on a 65 foot square concrete-filled crib, placed in 10 feet at the southeast edge of the reef.

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 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

Martin Reef Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 27, 2005, reference number 05000743.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:26 am
Sunrise: 8:11 am
Sunset: 5:26 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 7:11 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Additional Conditions.

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