Au Sable Point Lighthouse
is in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park, it is accessible with a guided park tour
after a 1 1/2 mile walk along the shoreline or adjacent trail, during the walk you will
come across the shipwreck remains of old wooden schooners which have been washed up onto
the beach, the tower and dwelling were both built in 1874.
Big Bay Lighthouse sits high on a bluff
overlooking Big Bay and Lake Superior north of Marquette Michigan. Built in 1896 it was
automated in 1961, and sold in 1961. It now serves as a bed and breakfast. It also is
rumored to be one of the haunted lighthouses on the Great Lakes.
Copper Harbor Lighthouse is on State land and open to the public,
but is only accessible by the State-Chartered ferry from Copper Harbor. Built in 1866 this
lighthouse replaced the original tower which was built in 1849 and was one of the first
two lighthouse on Lake Superior, the other being at Whitefish Point.
Crisp Point Lighthouse
is located on a very remote section of Lake Superior west of Whitefish Point, this section
of the lake is commonly called the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes" Very little is
left but the tower and the remains of the dock that once stretched out into the lake.
Click here to visit the
Crisp Point Historical Society.
Click here to
visit the Newberry Tourism Association's Crisp Point page.
Duluth North Breakwater Lighthouse was built in
1910 to help guide ships into the Duluth harbor, prior to 1910 ship captains had only the
South Breakwater light to rely on and many mishaps occurred. Building the light on the
north pier helped remedy this problem. The light stands 43 feet above the surface of Lake
Duluth South Inner Breakwater Lighthouse was
built in 1901 to serve as an inner range light with the South Outer light.
Duluth South Outer Breakwater Lighthouse
was built in 1901 to replace an earlier light constructed on a shortened pier in
1873. The light works in conjunction with the South Pier inner light to act as a range
Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse is located on the south side
of Grand Island near Munising and is on private property, built in 1868 it has had some
recent work done to stabilize the structure but needs much more work.
(Photos courtesy of the Huron Island
Lighthouse Preservation Association)
Huron Island Lighthouse constructed in 1868, still stands today
atop Huron Island, the second largest island of the Huron Islands chain in southern Lake
Superior. The lighthouse was built to guide vessel traffic between Marquette and
Pequaming, and between the L'Anse/Baraga and Houghton/Hancock ports via the Portage entry
in the state of Michigan. The lighthouse is approximately three miles north of Huron Point
and the Huron Mountains, some twenty miles east of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Graced by
regional history and natural beauty, the Huron Island Lighthouse has long been considered
a local historic treasure. The light is still an active aid to navigation. While the light
is housed in the lighthouse tower, it has been automated since 1972. The Huron
Island Lighthouse Preservation Association (HILPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated
to preserving the historical and architectural features of the lighthouse and adjacent
properties for future generations. HILPA was organized by local residents in January of
1999 in response to growing concern over the condition of the lighthouse and its adjacent
Marquette Harbor Lighthouse was originally
built in 1853, and reconstructed in 1866. The current configuration includes
reconstruction of the keepers house in 1906.
Point Iroquois Lighthouse north
of Brimley Michigan was built in 1857 and completely remodeled in 1870, it stands 65 feet
high and is open to the public.
Presque Isle Harbor Breakwater Lighthouse sits
at the end of the breakwater at Marquette Michigan. Built in 1941 it produces a beam 56
feet above the surface of Lake Superior.
Split Rock Lighthouse located on the Lake
Superior shoreline of Minnesota was built high on a rocky cliff 124 feet above the lake,
completed in 1910 it has a beacon range of 22 miles. Decommissioned in 1969 it is now
operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Superior Entry South Breakwater
Lighthouse is located at the tip of Wisconsin Point, Superior Wisconsin. Built in 1913 it
still serves as a navigational aid to ships entering the harbor.
Two Harbors Lighthouse in Two Harbors
Minnesota, is an operational lighthouse that also serves as a bed and breakfast. Built in
1892 when Two Harbors was known as Agate Bay. the tower stands 49.5 feet tall.
Two Harbors Breakwater Lighthouse located in
Two Harbors Minnesota, sits at the end of the breakwall in the harbor, it is an excellent
location to view ships up close entering or exiting the harbor.
Whitefish Point Lighthouse is
located at the tip of Whitefish Point in Lake Superior, the current tower was built in
1861 and replaced the original tower which was built in 1849. The Whitefish Point
Shipwreck Museum is located on the grounds behind the lighthouse.