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Photograph America Newsletter on Lake Michigan's Lighthouses, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois
 
America’s early history of tragic shipwrecks and heroic rescues revealed the need for coastal lighthouses to make navigating America’s waterways safer. By the early 1800s, ships were sailing from the Atlantic coast to Chicago via canals, rivers, and the Great Lakes. As America moved west, water transportation through the Great Lakes of the Midwest carried passengers and goods, lumber, coal, and iron ore for steel mills. Every river flowing into these lakes needed breakwater lights and pier lights. Shallow reefs needed lights and fog horns to warn ships of hazards.Of the 700 lighthouses in the United States, 225 of them are scattered around the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan has almost a hundred. This newsletter details my favorite lighthouses on the shores of Lake Michigan.
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America’s early history of tragic shipwrecks revealed the need for coastal lighthouses to make navigating waterways safer. Every river flowing into the Great Lakes needed breakwater lights, pier lights, and fog horns to warn ships of hazards. This newsletter highlights the best lighthouses on the shores of Lake Michigan.
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Locations
  • Betsie Point Light, Frankfort Harbor, Michigan
  • Big Sable Point Light, Ludington, Michigan
  • Cana Island Light, Door County, Wisconsin
  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Door County, Wisconsin
  • Grand Traverse Light, Traverse City, Michigan
  • Gross Point Light, Evanston, Illinois
  • Holland Harbor Light "Big Red", Holland, Michigan
  • Little Sable Point Light, Silver Lake Park near Mears, Michigan
  • Manistique East Breakwater Light, Manistique, Michigan
  • Menominee North Pier Light, Menominee, Michigan
  • North Point Light, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Old Mission Point Light, Traverse City, Michigan
  • Sand Point Light, Escanaba, Michigan
  • Seul Choix Point Light, Gulliver, Michigan
  • St. Mary's Light, Port Washington, Wisconsin
  • Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal North Pierhead Light, Door County, Wisconsin
  • White River Light, Whitehall, Michigan
  • Wind Point Light, Racine, Wisconsin