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Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse National Historic Site

The scene of an 1838 invasion by Canadian “Patriots” and their American supporters, the Bois Blanc Lighthouse near Amherstburg, Ontario has stood for more than 100 years. This tall limestone lighthouse marked the entrance/gateway to the mouth of the Detroit River and access to the Upper Great Lakes and though not now open to the public, still reminds us of her importance to those who relied on her beams.