Photographer: Debbie Westin

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

William Livingstone Memorial

Belle Isle, MI

Built: 1929

Construction: White Marble

Status: Active

Location: Belle Isle, MI

Height: 70 feet

Access: Car, I-375 to East Jefferson. Turn right on East Grand Blvd. turning South (right). Follow MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle. Follow the perimeter road around the island to the Eastern end. While there, be sure to visit the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

Lighthouse History: This beautiful white marble monument stands on the Eastern end of Detroit's Belle Isle, the largest, city owned island park in the United states. This memorial was constructed from private donations to honor the late William Livingstone. He was once President of the Lake Carriers' Association from 1902 through 1925, the year of his death. William Livingstone worked hard to promote many improvements in navigation throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway. One of these being a separate down-bound channel on the lower Detroit River. When this channel was finally completed, the Federal Government named it after him. 

The memorial has a flashing white light that is visible for 16 miles to the east.

Photographer: Keith W. Churill  

 


 

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