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Why you have to be ´fearless' to clean all 876 window panes on this remote Michigan lighthouse

By: Tanda Gmiter,

DETOUR VILLAGE, MI – As far as maritime traffic goes, DeTour Reef Lighthouse is in its high season now. A steady stream of freighters pass this waterfront sentinel with its automated flashing light that marks the DeTour Passage at the northern edge of Lake Huron. It’s where crews on big ships heading up the St. Marys River to reach the Soo Locks and Lake Superior are motoring by their counterparts aiming south for the Lower Great Lakes. DeTour Reef Lighthouse is the backdrop to this upbound-downbound ballet.

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