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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:56 pm


Did you know ADM has a symbol of Price's Creek on the sign out infront of their plant.

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Postby Pharoslvr » Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:06 pm


I didn't know that! It's good to know that they at least recognize that they've got an historic lighthouse on their site..... :)

(if you were able to walk back a few hundred to the NW you might also find some of the ruins to the rear range light, too)


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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:19 pm


Anyone know if there are remains of the rear range light there?
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Postby Zachary » Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:24 am


It's nice they recognize it's there, but, I wish they'd restore it.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:33 pm


That was similar to the thought I had. They use it for a symbol, yet are allowing it to fall into ruin.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:21 am


It's interesting that they do keep the immediate grounds around the tower in pretty good shape but thats about it.
There are a lot of similarities of Price's Creek (owned by Archer-Daniels) and to that of the Saginaw River Rear Range Light (owned by Dow Chemical).
For approximately 10 years or more, there were letters sent to Dow asking if they had any plans to do anything with that light and no one that I know of (including myself) ever received so much as a simple responce. Then, all of a sudden Dow jumped in and decided to spend some money and fix it up....with the help of the Saginaw River Historical Society.
I have no idea what Dow's impetus was but it sure has turned things around for a light that was going down hill over many years. :)

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