Saginaw River Station Site

Essexville, MI

Also known as Saginaw River

The Saginaw River Station Site site was established in 1980


This is an active site from 1980-present


This is the original site location


Designation number: NA

Station still active. 1980 station house survives.

Station Site Notes:

The U.S. Coast Guard's presence in the Saginaw River area dates back to 1842 when a light house was constructed on a portion of land ceded to the U.S. Government by the Chippewa Indians. The original light was replaced in 1876 by the Saginaw River Rear Range Light, located about three quarters of a mile from the mouth but still on the west side. Its use as a range light was discontinued in 1964 when the current range light system was put in operation, however; the building continued to serve as the station until December 1980, when the Coast Guard moved to its present location. The old lighthouse still stands today across the river to the north. (Station Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1980 station house is surviving at this site

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