Monday, December 12, 2011

Featured Lighthouse #7- Little Sable Point Lighthouse

Featured Lighthouse #7- Mears/Silver Lake is home to the 107 - foot tall Little Sable Point Lighthouse. Built in 1872, it is the tallest light on Lake Michigan's eastern coastline. It features the original fixed Third-Order Fresnel Lens. The keeper's dwelling was destroyed in 1954 when the station was automated. Its brick tower was left standing in the sandy dunes. Tours are provided on Wednesday - Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM May - September.

Directions: Exit US-31 at the Hart/Mears exit, take Polk Road west to 56th, south on Fox, west to 34th (B-15), south through Silver Lake past the state park campgrounds, then follow the lighthouse signs.

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