Saturday, February 27, 2016

Point Aux Barques Lighthouse

I passed the Harbor Beach Lighthouse because I wanted to make sure I got to this one before I lost the light.  It's a pretty nice lighthouse.
 This is at the tip of the thumb and would serve as a navigational aid for ships heading into or out of the Saginaw Bay.
 The first tower was built in 1847 but was pretty poorly constructed and replaced by the tower that stands here now.  In many ways, this reminds me of the tower at Sturgeon Point.
 In 1932, the light was electrified.   The light still acts as an aid to navigation but is maintained by volunteers.  I'm kind of glad that there is this going on because I would imagine many of these lights would fall into disrepair otherwise.
 Probably my favorite angle.
And one more as we were leaving the park area.

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