LOOK AT LIFE THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS

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Fresh eyes. Isn't it great to look at life through a different lens, to step back in time and connect with a bit of history? What was life like as a light keeper? How did it feel to see ships safely to shore?

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Au Sable Light Station

Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2607

Located along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, this light stands on Au Sable Point on the south shore of Lake Superior, approximately 12 miles west of Grand Marais.  This light tower's base diameter is 16 feet with a height of 87 feet. The lens focal plane is 107 feet above…

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Crisp Point Lighthouse

County Highway 412
Newberry, MI 49868

Crisp Point was one of five Lake Superior U.S. Life-Saving Service Stations along the coast between Munising and Whitefish Point. It is located about fourteen miles west of Whitefish Point. It was built in 1875 and became operational in 1876 as Life Saving Station Number Ten, of the U.S. Life-Saving…

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DeTour Reef Lighthouse

Drummond Island, MI 49276
Phone: (906) 493-6609

Offshore marking the mouth of the St. Mary's River, DeTour Reef Lighthouse stands 83 feet above the water.  This classic styled lighthouse offers weekend stays for an experience as a light keeper and in 1998 it was added to the National Trust for Historic Places.  …

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Escanaba Crib

Escanaba, MI 49829

Replacing a shoreline lighthouse in place since 1867, the Escanaba Crib, currently owned and managed by the U.S. Coast Guard was first placed in service in 1938.…

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Grand Island East Channel Light - Hiawatha National Forest

Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2512

The small wooden frame lighthouse on the southeast shore of Grand Island was constructed during the period 1869-1870 for the purpose of guiding vessels into Munising Harbor from the east. The land was one of a number of parcels reserved in 1847 for government use. Resembling a small country church…

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Grand Island Harbor and Range Lights - Hiawatha National Forest

Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-3700

These lights are tucked away in the Hiawatha National Forest, among the tag alders and swamp conifers south of M-28 near Christmas. This is the Grand Island Harbor Rear Range Light, sometimes known as the "Bay Furnace Light" or the "Christmas Light." The light tower…

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Grand Island North Light - Hiawatha National Forest

Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2512

Originally built of wood in 1856, this remote lighthouse was a key navigational marker during the trading boom that followed completion of the Soo Locks in 1855. With an ideal safe harbor in the bay on the island’s lee side,…

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Manistique Lighthouse and Boardwalk

East US-2 Highway
Manistique, MI 49854
Phone: (906) 341-5010

The East Breakwater Light, built in 1916, is 35 feet tall and stands at the harbor entrance of the Manistique River.  Soon to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Light continues to guide vessels traversing the Great Lakes.  Built for visitors and…

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Martin Reef Light

Cedarville, MI 49719
Phone: (906) 484-3935

Martin Reef Light is accessible by boat, and is an active Aid to Navigation. The solitary light sits out in the lake about 7 miles south of the Les Cheneaux Islands archipelago, marking the East Entrance to the Les Cheneaux Islands and Port Dolomite, a deepwater shipping port from which quarried…

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Munising Range Lights - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising, MI 49862
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Peninsula Point Lighthouse

8181 U.S. 2
Rapid River, MI 49878
Phone: (906) 474-6422

Ghosts and rumors also surround the ruins of the Peninsula Point Lighthouse. A fire destroyed the keeper’s house and today all that remains is the lens tower. The grounds where the lighthouse once resided is a park that comes to life every spring with the blooming of the lilac bushes. The park…

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Peninsula Point Lighthouse - Hiawatha National Forest

Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2512

During the 1860's the ports of Escanaba, Gladstone, Fayette and Nahma were teeming with ships hauling fish, lumber, iron ore and other products. These wooden sailing ships needed navigational help to protect their hulls from the treacherous reefs and shoals that were just southward from Peninsula…

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Peninsula Point Lighthouse Interpretive Trail

8181 U.S. 2
Rapid River, MI 49878
Phone: (906) 474-6442

A 1-milelong trail shows historical and geographical features along Big Bay de Noc.  The trail follows the shoreline ridges marking ancient lake levels.  Limestone fossils are evident along the shorelines.  The trail ends at the 1865 Peninsula Point Lighthouse.  19 miles south…

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Pt. Iroquois Lighthouse

Bay Mills Township, MI 49715
Phone: (906) 437-5272

This lighthouse stands watch where Lake Superior begins its treacherous rush into the St. Mary's River. The Ojibwa Indians massacred a group of invading Iroquois warriors at this location in 1662, giving the point its original Indian name. It was noted by the early explorers, but did not become…

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Round Island Lighthouse - Hiawatha National Forest

Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone: (906) 387-2512

A brick outhouse and small brick storage building are located next to the lighthouse. The 52-foot red brick tower rises out of the northwest corner. A black six-sided lantern tops the tower. In 1996 a modern 300 mm solar powered…

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Sand Point Lighthouse

16 Water Plant Road
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 789-6790

The Sand Point Lighthouse served mariners continuously from 1868 until 1939, except for a short time in 1886 when it was out of commission because of a fire which severely damaged the building. This also cost the life of Mary Terry,…

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Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

County Road 431
Gulliver, MI 49840
Phone: (906) 283-3183

Pronounced Sis-Shwa, and meaning "Only Choice" the lighthouse became operational in 1892 and provided a much needed reference point and refuge on Lake Michigan.  The white tower stands 79 feet nine inches tall and is equipped with a ten-sided Third Order Fresnel lens…

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Whitefish Point Light Station

18335 N. Whitefish Point Road
Paradise, MI 49768
Phone: (888) 492-3747

Take a trip back in time on a guided tour of the fully restored 1861 Lightkeepers Quarters. You'll hear first-hand accounts of keepers and their families who manned this side-by-side duplex building while tending the light. The Lightkeepers Quarters features period furnishings, descriptive…

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