Gros Cap Reef Light

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Gros Cap Reef Light in 2007 - 48th trip
Gros Cap Reef Light in 2007 - 48th trip

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Built: 1962

This light marks the beginning of the St. Mary's River for down bound vessels. It sits on the Canadian side of the river, opposite Point Iroquois on the American side. When it was built, it eliminated the need for the Point Iroquois Light. It consists of a square white concrete structure topped by a helipad. But its most unique feature is the plow shape to the up river side of its concrete crib, which helps break up the ice that comes down from Whitefish Bay. Completely automated, it is still active.

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