Old Mackinac Point Light


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.

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse History


3 thoughts on “Old Mackinac Point Light

  1. Cynthia says:

    I LOVE this picture! My inlaws went on a tour back east one year and they stopped in this area to look around. I think I told you that this is one area we’ve never been, but would like to go some time. It’s just hard to get away in the summer and I don’t think we’d want to visit in the winter.

  2. Cynthia says:

    We could maybe manage a fishing trip up that way in early June some year. Is the fishing any good up in your neck of the woods?

    • Heather says:

      There’s not very good fishing in the middle of the state where we are. My husband and his family have driven way up into Canada on fishing trips, though. I’m not much help, huh?

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