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Huron City in Huron County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
1. Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. The Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse and Lifesaving Station aided mariners for over a century, beginning in 1847. That year the United States Lighthouse Service built the first lighthouse on this site to mark the turning point of Lake Huron into Saginaw Bay and to warn of shallow waters. Catherine Shook became Michigan's first female light keeper when she took over for her husband, Peter, after he drowned in 1849. In 1857 the lighthouse and dwelling were replaced with the present 89-foot tower and attached house. In 1908 the brick assistant keeper's house was built. The lighthouse was fully automated in 1934. Five years later the last keeper retired, and the lifesaving station, made up of 15 buildings, was decommissioned.
 
Erected 2006 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number S0369.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 44° 1.362′ N, 82° 47.604′ W. Marker is in Huron City, Michigan, in Huron County. Marker can be reached from Gulick Drive near Park Drive. Click for map. Located next to the Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse in Lighthouse County Park. Marker is in this post office area: Port Hope MI 48468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
2. Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse and Marker
At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Hope Chimney (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse Society. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Pointe Aux Barques-Lighthouse Explorer Database. (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse. MichMarkers.com (Submitted on August 1, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
3. Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse
Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 25, 2010
4. Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse
Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By US Coast Guard
5. Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse
Near Huron City, Michigan is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The lighthouse is still in operation as an aid to navigation, and houses two museums in portions of the facility no longer needed by the Coast Guard.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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