Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sailors Take Warning

Point aux Barques Lighthouse
The Point aux Barques (Port of Little Boats) Lighthouse is one of the ten oldest lighthouses in Michigan. There has been a lighthouse on the site since 1847. The original lighthouse keepers' house burned to the ground in 1849. The house and the tower were completely rebuilt in 1857 and survive to this day.

The lighthouse is located in Lighthouse County Park, north of Port Hope on the shores of Lake Huron. It is an active light, manned by the U.S. Coast Guard to keep boats away from a shallow reef that extends two miles into the lake.

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4 comments:

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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Saun said...

Great shot love the lighthouse.

Montanagirl said...

There's something mysterious and intriguing about lighthouses. Nice post!

LV said...

Nice lighthouse feature. They always seem so lonely looking.