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Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada

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Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse © Parks Canada
Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse
© Parks Canada

This lighthouse, constructed in 1837, played an important role in navigation of the Detroit River. The island itself was strategically important in defense of Fort Malden at Amherstburg, Ontario in 1837-38 during a period of border raids from the United States by Canadian rebel sympathizers.