Near Rogers City in Presque Isle County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This structure was the first to be built in 1896. It was used to house the laborers that erected the lighthouse. After the house was complete, it was used by the workers that were contracted to do maintenance work such as boiler inspection, etc.
On October 19th, 1905, the Steamer Joseph Fey was wrecked at Forty Mile Point and the crew came ashore on the pilothouse which was torn off and washed ashore. They were sheltered in the bunkhouse and later walked to Rogers City. The first mate was lost and his body was found north of the lighthouse in December of that year.
The building has been restored and now serves as a gift shop.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 45° 29.158′ N, 83° 54.812′ W. Marker is near Rogers City, Michigan, in Presque Isle County. Marker can be reached from County Park Road, 0.2 miles north of U.S. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7323 US Highway 23, Rogers City MI 49779, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 40 Mile Point Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Forty Mile Point Lighthouse / Lake Huron Graveyard of Ships (within shouting distance of this marker); SS Calcite (within shouting distance of this marker); International Shipmaster's Association (within shouting distance of this marker); S.S. Joseph S. Fay Shipwreck (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glawe School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Frederick Denny Larke Home (approx. 6.4 miles away); Frederick Denny Larke General Store (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogers City.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Forty Mile Point Lighthouse, Presque Isle County, Michigan
Also see . . . Lighthouse bunkhouse being stored for use as a gift shop. It is probably the oldest temporary building ever constructed in Presque Isle County, and after 109 winters along the shores of Lake Huron, the bunkhouse at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Park is nearing (Submitted on August 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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