Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stopping at the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

So after catching the ships in layup yesterday, I decided to continue up the thumb.  It was a nice enough day and the sun was just about right for me.
 First up was the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse.  If I remember correctly, this is the oldest lighthouse on Lake Michigan and I don't remember if it is the oldest or second oldest lighthouse in Michigan.
 Built in 1829, it predates the official birthdate of the state by 8 years.  It is currently the oldest active lighthouse in service.
It was originally built at a cost of $3,500 and I'm not sure what that translates to in modern dollars.

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