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McGulpin Point Lighthouse

Cast iron spiral stairs connecting the lighthouse sleeping quarters to light. McGulpin Point Light was constructed as a navigational aid through the Straits of Mackinac. The light began operation in 1869, making it one of the oldest surviving lighthouses in the Straits. Only in operation until 1906, the light is located on McGulpin Point, approximately […]

Baileys Harbor Range Light

School House or Lighthouse? Note the bright light in the cupola. This is one part of what is known as a Range Light. This part of the light is back in the woods and the other part is is near a harbor. When a ship wants to enter the harbor safely, the mariner lines up […]

Cana Island Light

You can visit a seaside resort in the Midwest by going to Lake Michigan and the best place to experience it is Door County in Wisconsin. The Cana Island Lighthouse shown above is near Baileys Harbor on the Lake Michigan side of the Door County peninsula. The area is full of many of these historic […]

Eagle Bluff Light

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is one of many lighthouses in Door County. This lighthouse overlooks Green Bay and is near Fishcreek, WI. Door County is a peninsula that extends into northern Lake Michigan and is a mixture of pastoral farmland surrounded seaside villages.

Range Light

This is not a school house and not a lighthouse. It is what is known as a “range light.” There are two lights, one at each end of the walkway in the photo. The other light (not shown in this photo) is near Baileys Harbor and when ships lineup the two lights, they have found […]

Lighthouses

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I have created a new album in Flicker for Lighthouses. Click on the photo to go to the Lighthouse page and check back from time to time for updates, there will be more!

Lighthouse Steps

When visiting sea shores or the Great Lakes, be sure to locate local lighthouses. In most cases you can tour them and go up to the light. The view is worth the time.

McGulpin Point Lighthouse

While visiting Northern Michigan, I had to check out some of the lighthouses along the shore. This is the McGilpin Point Lighthouse just west of the Mackinac Bridge. It is now a museum where you are able to check out the living quarters and climb up to the light.