For 67 years, the lighthouse warned mariners about the shoals in the area. That is until new construction techniques allowed a lighthouse to be built on one of the shoals itself.
But this has always been a popular spot for kayaking.
I decided to take the tour inside the lighthouse. This would have been the keeper's office.
I'm not sure if this was the original fresnel lens but that is a keeper's uniform.
The view from the tower was pretty impressive. I think it would have been more so if there had been more water.
I could see some patterns made out of the stones.
Another pattern, but at a pretty oblique angle.
Another view of the lighthouse.
And a view from the back.
This is the Hessler Log Cabin which was built by Joseph and Mary Hessler between 1854 and 1856. Like many settlers of the era, they were essentially squatters and received citizenship so that they could officially own the land.
Looking at the other side of the road.