Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Big Bay Lighthouse was converted into a Bed and Breakfast Inn and stands on a tall bluff
over a rocky point near Big Bay, Michigan, approximately 24 miles northwest of Marquette on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The grounds are beautiful but you will need a defense against the attack of black flies. Thousands of black flies swarmed around us the entire time. It was miserable fighting them off my face, arms and back. When we got in the car, 100's flew into the car and it took a lot of swatting their bloody bodies all over the windows and dashboard and strong winds to get rid of them. I had at least 50 bites so I do not recommend this bed and breakfast during the summer months when black flies thrive. Mosquitoes hatch everywhere there's standing water. Black flies bedevil campers and hikers along Lake Superior, especially in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Black flies are hardest to avoid, since they attack the face and are nearly invisible except when they multiple in the thousands then you see a black cloud following you!
When we visited this lighthouse, it was a very chilly and windy day. The doors were difficult to open and when I did, the wind slammed the door against the building and I had a hard time closing the door. You could hear the wind slamming against the building and the windows were making crackling sounds. I kept reminding myself it was a lighthouse and would be strong enough to handle the wind gusts. Eagle Harbor Light is a working lighthouse at Eagle Harbor, in Keweenaw County in the state of Michigan