Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Point Iroquois Light - Michigan

Going between Sault Ste. Marie and Tahquanemon Falls is a road that runs along Lake Superior. I don't remember the first time I rode down it but it is a pretty road. It is well worth the extra time it takes to travel it though.

About halfway along this road is the Point Iroquois Light House. It is no longer used as a lighthouse but you can go into it and look around (not in the winter though...go figure).

The first lighthouse was built there in 1855 it was a wooden structure. In 1870, that was torn down and replaced by the current tower. In 1902, the house was added for additional keepers. In 1962, the station was deactivated and replaced by a Canadian operated station.

This is a view from the parking lot.

Looking up at the tower. This view was a pain to get as the snow was still pretty deep.

A view from the highway.

A view of the tower from the highway.

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