Thursday, September 11

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Built in 1870 and still operating today (unmanned) this lighthouse was the location of one of the first "Life Saving Stations" in 1876 and became a Coast Guard Station in 1915.

Sturgeon Point on Lake Huron

The tower is 70 feet, 9 inches tall and is 16 feet in diameter at its base. The light is 3.5 order Fresnel lens made in Paris, France. The light is still maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. The keeper's house is now a maritime museum