We drove north for a mini-vacation on Wednesday. Our first scenic stop was the Old Mackinac Point Light.
[For readers who aren’t familiar with Michigan landmarks, this lighthouse is located directly to the east of the Mackinac Bridge on the lower peninsula.]
For 65 years, four generations of lighthouse keepers and their families lived at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and helped to ensure the safety of vessels in the Straits of Mackinac. Established in 1889, the stations [sic] fog signal went into operation in 1890 and the lighthouse was completed in 1892. The lights on the newly completed Mackinac Bridge made the lighthouse unnecessary, and it was decommissioned in 1957.