PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse is reopening to the public this weekend following a renovation that lasted years and cost roughly $700,000.

The lighthouse north of Port Huron’s Blue Water Bridge has been a beacon at the base of Lake Huron since 1829. The Detroit Free Press reports about 1,000 people are expected at a public event on Saturday to mark the reopening of the lighthouse. Tours of the lighthouse are planned.

The Times Herald of Port Huron has reported that the renovation of the lighthouse represents a milestone in efforts to preserve the historic structure.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places To See Indie Rock In DetroitIt's called Detroit Rock City for a reason.
Guide: Best Barbecue In Metro DetroitSometimes, nothing hits the spot like good barbecue.

Watch & Listen LIVE