DeTour Reef Light

DeTour Reef Light

Tours and Weekend Keeper programs at the DeTour Reef Light are available from mid-June through August. The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society (DRLPS) volunteers have worked since 1998 to restore and preserve the DeTour Reef Light located one mile offshore in northern Lake Huron at the far eastern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula between DeTour Village and Drummond Island. Built in 1931, the 83-foot tall lighthouse is a strategic and historic landmark that marks a dangerous reef to help guide ship traffic from and to Lake Huron and Lake Superior via the strategic St. Mary’s River. The DRLPS completed major restoration of the structure in 2004, and a weekend program and public tours to this unique lighthouse began in July 2005. The DRLPS received the 2005 Governor's Award for excellence in historic preservation, and the Superior Award in 2006 from the Historical Society of Michigan and the DeTour Reef Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010 the DRLPS was the first volunteer group in Michigan to be designated a Preserve America Steward by First Lady Michelle Obama.

DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society

Contact Information


PO Box 307

Drummond Island, MI 49726

Driving Directions

Reservations: (906) 493-6609

Phone: (906) 493-6303


Location of DeTour Reef Light

Map of Michigan