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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 45° 47.263 W 084° 43.793
16T E 676450 N 5072968
Quick Description: This Michigan Historical Markers is beside the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse at the foot of the Mackinac Bridge.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 12/8/2010 6:50:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMA9KT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 52

Long Description:
~ The marker reads: ~
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
This lighthouse 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 it was not visible from all directions. In 1889 Congress appropriated funds for the construction of a steam-powered fog signal here, which went into operation on November 5, 1890. Construction of the 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.
Historical Name: Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Parking nearby?: yes

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website: [Web Link]

Registered Site #: S0377

Historical Date: Not listed

Description: Not listed

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