Port Austin Reef Lighthouse, Port Austin Reef, Lake Huron, Port Austin, Huron County, Michigan
PORT AUSTIN REEF LIGHT
Station Established: 1878
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1899
Foundation Materials: PIER
Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
Tower Shape: SQUARE
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1899
1899 – Pier was rebuilt and the present tower erected.
1984 – The lighthouse was scheduled to be demolished, but local activists stepped in and saved it.
1988 – The Port Austin Reef Light Association was formed. The 4th order Fresnel lens was replaced by a 300mm lens.
Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.