Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

 Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

526 N. Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI


"The light is opposite the turning point for ships making the difficult passage through the Straits of Mackinac, one of the busiest crossroads of the Great Lakes. McGulpin's Point light, two miles to the west, had been established in 1856, but if was not visible from all directions. In 1889 Congress appropriated funds for the construction of a steampowered fog signal here, which went into operation on November 5, 1890. Construction of this light tower and attached lightkeeper's dwelling began, and the light was first displayed on October 25, 1892. Heavy iron and brass castings were used throughout the structure, and the light was visible to ships sixteen miles away. In operation until 1958, the lighthouse is now a maritime museum."

Gorgeous area, we took our lunch, which was 2 pasties (they do tend to have vegetables, meat, rutabaga, onion... how I'm not saying that all of them are totally similar so not the case, but that is the usual items in them. Have I ever told you that my hubby and I have tried to make them ourselves ...just having fun ...nothing earth shaking but fun all the same. I mean why not?? We enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.) and a cookie as well for a local bakery. It is usually something you just try meat or another options. Be brave about it! I am sorry I don't recall which bakery; I can see it in my mind, but recall the address there, but there are tons to pick from. Just all depends on what you are looking for ..."pasties" are a must try in Michigan. Such fun. Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care!! Beth ( ; 


Jenn Jilks said…
What an interesting building! You do find them.
Take care! I'm about to go shovel more snow!
William Kendall said…
Quite a beautiful lighthouse.
Linda said…
Nice! It rises up like a castle.

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