7 Secrets to Learn About the Tawas Point Lighthouse

Tawas Point

Across Saginaw Bay from Michigan’s Thumb sits one of the prettiest lighthouses in Michigan.

The Michigan History Center has produced a video that offers viewers a virtual tour of climbing the lighthouse tower. As each step is made up of the tower, bits of history and fascinating design and functional aspects of the lighthouse are revealed. In the end, there is a little test you can take to on seven of the little aspects of the Tawas Point Lighthouse.

Port Sanilac Lighthouse – Beacon for the Shore of Michigan’s Thumb

Port Sanilac Lighthouse

If your looking for things to day in Detroit, take a short road trip up M-25. The Port Sanilac Lighthouse built-in 1886 on the eastern shore of Michigan’s Thumb. This beautiful light serves the 60-mile shore between Fort Gratiot and Harbor Beach Light.

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse – Guarding Southern Lake Huron Since 1829

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Fort Gratiot light was built in April 1829. It was situated north of an older tower light that has collapsed into the St. Clair river after a violent storm. The tower was constructed of brick to the height of 65 feet. In 1862 the height was increased to 82 feet to match the focal point of  a new 4th order Fresnel lens.