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Huron County Lighthouses Guard the Shore

Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse
Pointe Aux Barques Light

These videos of the Huron County Lighthouse tour were stumbled upon a couple of years ago, and we were impressed with their high-quality production. However, I don’t think they were well promoted as they only have about 1,500 views.

The Huron County lighthouse videos were apparently part of a promotional campaign called LIVEHuron produced by Huron County Economic Development Corporation. The videos are excellent—worth a look. If you think this is pretty good stuff, please Like and Share.


Huron County’s Lighthouses

There are 124 Michigan lighthouses across the state. They are unique, functional and draw many visitors to explore their grounds or climb the towers. Officially there are only three lighthouses in the Upper Thumb.

Only one of them is directly accessible from the land; Pointe Aux Barques Light. Both Harbor Beach and Port Austin light require a boat or ferry service. Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse also offers tours during select weekends and days during the summer months. Since it is an active Coast Guard Lighthouse climbing the light tower is only offered on select weekends each summer.

The Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse ranks among the oldest lighthouses in Michigan. Despite its age, the light is still active and maintained by the US Coast Guard. The structure is remote, located in Lighthouse County Park on Lake Huron near Port Hope, Michigan, in Huron County. “Pointe aux Barques” means ‘Point of Little Boats,’ a descriptor of the shallow shoals and reefs that lurk beneath these waves, presenting a hazard to boats as they round Michigan’s Thumb. This iconic lighthouse has the reputation of having paranormal activity.



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