Whitefish Point Lighthouse & The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

August 9, 2006

Whitefish Point Lighthouse

Whitefish Point Lighthouse, photo by heidigoseek.

Heidi writes This light, the oldest active on Lake Superior, began operating in 1849, though the present tower was constructed later. Early a stopping place for Indians, voyageurs, and Jesuit missionaries, the point marks a course change for ore boats and other ships navigating this treacherous coastline to and from St. Mary’s Canal. Since 1971 this light, fog signal, and radio beacon have been automated and controlled from Sault Ste. Marie.

The Whitefish Point Lighthouse & The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum form the premier destination for lovers of Great Lakes maritime lore. You can get much more information and many more photos at Destination: Michigan Whitefish Point Lighthouse & Museum on Absolute Michigan.

4 Responses to “Whitefish Point Lighthouse & The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum”

  1. ubertech Says:

    wow that is a great photo…

    now I’m getting homesick


  2. Tried to capture some of the feeling of seeing this lighthouse late in the shipping season at this flicker site::

    The light at Whitefish point

  3. Bridget Says:

    Very nice photo. For more photos and information on Whitefish Point, see http://www.whitefishpointwatch.com.


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