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"Brightest Lighthouse on Lake Erie"

The Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse and Blockhouse marks the entrance to the Detroit River from Lake Erie. The lighthouse was constructed in 1836 to the excitement of the trading vessels that made their way through the treacherous area. James Hackett volunteered to be the first lighthouse keeper on the island, and while his position was initially temporary, he was officially appointed the keeper of the lighthouse shortly after taking up residence at the site. In 1870, Hackett's son Andrew took over the position of head lighthouse keeper. Throughout the many years that the Hackett family resided on the land, the lighthouse was considered to be the brightest in all of the Lake Erie vicinity. While the Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse and Blockhouse is not open to the public, visitors are welcome to view the site from the Amherstburg Ontario shores of the Detroit River.
Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse and Blockhouse, Amherstburg, ON, Canada, N9V 2Z2
"Brightest Lighthouse on Lake Erie"
The Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse and Blockhouse marks the entrance to the Detroit River from Lake Erie. The lighthouse was constructed in 1836 to the excitement of the trading vessels that made their way through the treacherous area. James Hackett volunteered to be the first lighthouse keeper on the island, and while his position was initially temporary, he was officially appointed the keeper of the lighthouse shortly after taking up residence at the site. In 1870, Hackett's son Andrew took over the position of head lighthouse keeper. Throughout the many years that the Hackett family resided on the land, the lighthouse was considered to be the brightest in all of the Lake Erie vicinity. While the Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse and Blockhouse is not open to the public, visitors are welcome to view the site from the Amherstburg Ontario shores of the Detroit River.
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