East Tawas, MI
Tawas Point Lighthouse originally established in 1852 and the current lighthouse was built and has been in operation since 1876 is and now part of Tawas Point State Park. The lighthouse has a focal plane of 70 feet high and the tower still houses its 4th Order Fresnel Lens. The lighthouse is owned by the State of Michigan and a Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse group exists. The lighthouse is open for tours.
Located in Tawas Point State Park, off U.S. 23, 2.5 miles southeast of East Tawas.
Established in 1869 as a coastal beacon and to mark a hazard, the lighthouse marks a dangerous reef which extends 1-1/2 miles out into Lake Huron. The light is a white brick structure with a focal plane 70 feet high and still houses its original 3-1/2 Order Fresnel Lens. The light is located in a park and the grounds are open year round, but the lighthouse museum is seasonal. Please check their web site for hours. This light is managed by the Alcona County Historical Society.
Located approximately 1-1/2 miles North of Harrisville. Turn onto Lake Shore Drive then East on Point Road and the entrance to the Lighthouse and Bailey School will be on the left.
The Old Presque Isle Lighthouse is one of the oldest surviving lighthouses on the Great Lakes. Built in 1840, the harbor light operated until 1871 when the keeper transferred to the New Presque Isle Lighthouse, which was a taller, coastal lighthouse a mile to the north. Visitors can climb the hand-hewn stone steps of the thirty feet tall tower. The keeper’s dwelling serves as a museum. The buildings and park grounds are open to the public, please check their web sites directly for hours of operation. This light is managed by the Presque Isle Township.
Located at 5295 E. Grand Lake Rd., Presque Isle, MI.
Presque Isle, MI
The Presque Isle Light Station was built in 1870 and is one of the tallest lighthouse towers accessible by the public on the Great Lakes standing at 113 feet tall. Its tower once held a 3rd Order Fresnel Lens. The buildings are situated on a 99-acre township park featuring a playground, picnic area, pavilion and nature trails. The park is open to the public from mid-May to mid-October. A gift shop is located in the original keeper’s quarters. Visitors, for a nominal fee, may also climb the 130 steps to the top of the tower for a breathtaking view. The buildings and park grounds are open to the public, please check their web sites directly for hours of operation. This light is managed by the Presque Isle Township.
Located at 4500 E. Grand Lake Rd., Presque Isle, MI (989) 595-9917
White Hall, MI
Established in 1897 as a coastal light to help light a vast stretch of dark shoreline, the lighthouses is a near duplicate to the Big Bay Lighthouse, a wood framed brick walled duplex dwelling with a tower incorporated into the center of one side-wall, illuminated by a 4th order Fresnel lens with a tower height of 38 feet. The light is open for tours and tower climbs during the summer. This light is managed by the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society.
Located off US-23 approximately 7 miles North of Rogers City.