Lighthouses have long been a sight-seers dream, and Michigan is certainly no stranger to these magnificent structures along our Great Lakes shore lines that have served as beacons of safety for the seaman of Great Lake freighters from the past and the present. The State of Michigan acts as a host to a total of 106 lighthouses. This article covers just some of the most notable and easily accessible lighthouses.
Lighthouses Located On The Lake Superior Shoreline
Au Sable Point Lighthouse
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising, MI 49862.
Copper Harbor Lighthouse
Located near the grounds of the Fort Wilkins State Park, Copper Harbor, Ml 49918 on the Keweenaw Peninsula. A ferry-boat journey from the local marina is required to reach this particular lighthouse.
Crisp Point Lighthouse
For what little is left remains for the exception of the tower, the Crisp Point Lighthouse can be discovered north of Newberry on M-123, then off of CR-500 to CR-412 to the Lighthouse. It’s an extreme gravel road-ride through remote wilderness. Come prepared.
DeTour Reef Lighthouse
Located 1 mile off-shore at the mouth of the St. Mary’s River in northern Lake Huron, between DeTour Village and Drummond Island in the furthest portion of the Eastern Upper Peninsula.
Eagle Harbor Light Station
For the paranormal enthusiasts the Eagle Harbor Station is a major haunted lighthouse according to a former resident that was driven by fear from the light station. Eagle Harbor, MI 49950 on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
Located right on Marquette Michigan’s Lower Harbor. Marquette, MI.
422 River Street. Ontonagon, MI 49953.
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Bay Mills Township, Hiawatha National Forest, Sault Ste. Marie MI.
Sand Hills Lighthouse
Has recently been converted to a B&B, and can be found at Five Mile Point Road. Ahmeek, Ml 49901.
Whitefish Point Light
110 Whitefish Point Road. Paradise, MI 49768.
Lighthouses Located On The Lake Michigan Shoreline
Naubinway Island Lighthouse
Is only accessible by boat and is on a small island about 1 mile offshore in Lake Michigan.
Seul Choix Lighthouse
Is yet another alleged haunted lighthouse it can be found at: RR 1, Box 79. Gulliver, MI 49840.
Manistique East Breakwater Light
On the end of the breakwater at the east end of the harbor where the Manistique River flows into Lake Michigan.
Peninsula Point Lighthouse
Within the Hiawatha National Forest at the southern tip of the Stonington Peninsula.
Sand Point Lighthouse
Ludington Park, Escanaba, MI, P.O. Box 1776. Escanaba, Michigan 49829.
Cedar River Lighthouse
At the mouth of the Cedar River.
Menominee North Pierhead Light
Marinette, WI & Menominee, MI
Peshtigo Reef Lighthouse
Can be found 10 miles south of Marinette at the mouth of the Peshtigo River. The Lighthouse is 3 miles offshore on a very dangerous lake reef and can only be seen by ship.
Sources: Upper Peninsula Outdoors Explorer – Ray Anthony