Five historic Michigan lighthouses of northern Lake Huron


New Presque Island Lighthouse (1870) - Presque Isle, Michigan

New Presque Island Lighthouse (1870) – Presque Isle, Michigan

Here are photos of five of the historic Michigan lighthouses located along the northern shoreline of Lake Huron taken over the past few days. We were delighted to have the opportunity to climb the stairs to the top of both the New (1870) and Old Presque Island Lighthouses (1845).

Kudos to the Presque Isle Township Museum Society for lovingly preserving these two handsome beacons, as well as the Harbor Range Light. Similar congratulations to the Alcona Historical Society and Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society for their efforts.  Weblinks to more detailed information on each lighthouse are provided with the photographs.  Enjoy!

Awesome view south from the top of New Presque Isle Lighthouse

Awesome southward view toward the mainland from the top of the                   New Presque Isle Lighthouse

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse (1869) - Harrisville, Michigan

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse (1869) – Harrisville, Michigan

Old Presque Isle Lighthouse (1845) - Presque Isle, Michigan

Old Presque Isle Lighthouse (1845) – Presque Isle, Michigan

Presque Isle Rear Range Light - Presque Isle, Michigan

Presque Isle Harbor Range Light – Presque Isle, Michigan

Round Island Lighthouse - across from Mackinac Island harbor

Round Island Lighthouse – across from Mackinac Island harbor

 

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2 Responses to Five historic Michigan lighthouses of northern Lake Huron

  1. Lake Michigan has some great ones as well. However, something I’ve wondered is what the geographic break down of the meaning “going to the lake” looks like. In West Michigan, it means Lake Michigan. Does it mean Lake Huron for someone living in Ann Arbor? If so, where does it change from Huron to Michigan?

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