Peche Island Rear Range Light in Marine City, Michigan – the retired lighthouse

Isle aux Pêches, French for Fisheries Island, is a Canadian Island situated at the confluence of the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. On July 13, 1892, Congress passed an act that provided for a ship channel with a minimum depth of six meters to be dredged in the shallows of the connecting waters of the Great Lakes. Isle aux Peches Range Lights were established on April 15, 1898, with the front light consisting of a mast supported by a pile of clusters driven in about six meters of water.…

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#TodayInHistory – July 7

July 7 – Some important events on this day. 1456 👉🏼 A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death 1520 👉🏼 Battle of Otumba, Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force 1534 👉🏼 European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick 1550 👉🏼 Traditional date Chocolate thought to have been introduced to Europe 🍫 1713 👉🏼 1st performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Te Deum” & “Jubilate”…

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