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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Manistique Lighthouse & Mackinac Island's Lighthouse


We drove through Manistique, stop for a while and enjoyed wonderful Lake Michigan's sand beach and boardwalk and the picturesque lighthouse. It was an important shipping port in the late 1800's when logs were floated down the Manistique River from logging camps to local sawmills.  Michigan has over a hundred lighthouses and I really would like to take a trip and visit them all.  They are all unique with beautiful structures.
Some history on Round Island Lighthouse:  "Built in 1895 for the dangerous shoals around the channels between Mackinac Island and Round Island, this lighthouse was damaged but restored in 1995. The Round Island Lighthouse is also well-known for those that are familiar with the movie "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve & Jane Seymour."

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