Peche Island Rear Range Lighthouse

Peche Island Rear Range Light

featuring David Benoit's "Saturdays"

Visitors to Peche Island Rear Range Light wouldn’t be blamed for assuming it was called the “Marine City Lighthouse.” After all, it is in Marine City, Michigan and decidedly not on an island. The words “Marine City” are even painted on the white steel tower.

In fact, Marine City is only the second home of this historic lighthouse. In 1908, the light was first lit on Canada’s Peche Island at the head of the Detroit River at Lake St. Clair. It marked the river entrance until 1982, when it was decommissioned and replaced. Set to be destroyed, the citizens of Marine City, 34 miles to the northeast, decided to save the lighthouse and arrange its transportation to its current location in the city’s Waterworks Park.

David Benoit is a contemporary jazz pianist whose albums have garnered multiple Grammy nominations and have become genre classics. Benoit is also an accomplished symphony musician and conductor and has also composed film scores. In 2010, David Benoit was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Smooth Jazz Awards.

Links

Marine City Chamber of Commerce
Pure Michigan: Peche Island Rear Range Light
Boatnerd.com article: Peche Island Light
David Benoit Official Site


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