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December 17th, 2020

Porphyry Island Lighthouse

Porphyry Island Lighthouse is located on the eastern side of the Black Bay Peninsula 24.8 miles (40km) east of Thunder Bay in Ontario’s Superior Country. Only accessible by boat, the closest launching point is at Silver Islet at the end of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. There are also charter boat excursions that will take you […]

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December 17th, 2020

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse is located in Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in Copper Harbor on the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s Keweenaw County. The lighthouse was built is 1866 and aided in the transport of copper from the U.P. The road that leads to the lighthouse isn’t open to the public so visitors […]

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December 17th, 2020

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse is located at Eagle Harbor in Michigan’s Keweenaw County. The lighthouse was originally built in 1851 and replaced in 1871. The light keepers and assistants dwelling buildings have been converted into a Museum Complex. The 44 foot (18m) tall light tower and light keepers dwellings are furnished with authentic period pieces. The […]

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December 17th, 2020

Aerial Lift Bridge

The Aerial Lift Bridge spans 501.9 feet (153m) crossing over the Duluth Ship Canal to Lake Superior in Minnesota’s St. Louis County, Duluth. The bridge was built to allow access to Minnesota Point aka Park Point from when a gap was created to establish the Duluth Ship Canal from the St. Louis River out to […]

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December 17th, 2020

Point Iroquois Lighthouse

Point Iroquois Lighthouse is located in Bay Mills township, near Brimley, in Michigan’s Chippewa County. It stands 65 feet (19.8m) tall overlooking Whitefish Bay and Lake Superior where the St. Mary River transitions to it. Built in 1870, this lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This historical landmark offers a museum, […]

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December 17th, 2020

Whitefish Point Light Station

Whitefish Point Light Station is located 10 miles (16kms) from Paradise in Michigan’s Chippewa County on the top point of Whitefish Bay. Built in 1861, it is the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior. It remains an integral beacon for the shoreline known as “Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast” that has claimed at least 200 ships. […]

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December 17th, 2020

Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Marquette Harbor Lighthouse is located in Marquette in Michigan’s Marquette County. Established in 1853 this “Heart Throb Red” lighthouse stands 40 feet (12m) tall over Marquette Harbor. It sits on a concrete crib at the southern end of the breakwater wall that you can walk to the end of on a paved pathway with railing. […]

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