Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, September 4-10, 2016: Peninsula Point, Michigan

There are many lighthouses situated on and particularly near the end of peninsulas.  It just seems to work out that way.

So this week I chose a lighthouse named for being on a peninsula -- Michigan's Peninsula Point lighthouse.

It's located at the northern end of Green Bay, on a peninsula extended southward from the Upper Peninsula (there's that word again) of Michigan, and it's also in the Hiawatha National Forest, which extends from the Lake Superior coast to the Lake Michigan coast (Green Bay).

If you want to see where that is, just click here.

Now for the history:

Peninsula Point, MI

It hasn't been a functioning lighthouse for a long time, because not much shipping goes by it anymore.  All that remains of it is the brick tower.  The first picture shows what it used to look like, and the second two pictures show what's left.  Despite the fact that it is now a historical relic, it still offers fine views of the lake (according to the Web site).

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