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Near Port Inland in Schoolcraft County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Seul Choix Point Light

Built 1892-1895

 
 
Seul Choix Point Light Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 13, 2005
1. Seul Choix Point Light Marker
Inscription.  This harbor of refuge, named by the French and translated "Only Choice," is one of only a few along this shore of Lake Michigan. Located at 45º 55' 22" north latitude and 85º 54' 45" west longitude, the tower rises 78 feet-9 inches high and is surmounted by a ten sided cast iron lantern. Originally housing a third order Fresnel lens, it is now powered by an airport beacon with 17 mile visibility.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 45° 55.283′ N, 85° 54.75′ W. Marker is near Port Inland, Michigan, in Schoolcraft County. Marker can be reached from Seul Choix Road (County Road 431) 0.2 miles east of John Goudreau Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gulliver MI 49840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Seul Choix Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .  Seul Choix Point Light House on Lake Michigan in the UP of Michigan
Seul Choix Point Light image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 13, 2005
2. Seul Choix Point Light
. (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Seul Choix Point Light image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 13, 2005
3. Seul Choix Point Light
Seul Choix Point Light image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 13, 2005
4. Seul Choix Point Light
and accompanying birdhouse
Seul Choix Point Light image. Click for full size.
By United State Coast Guard, circa 1915
5. Seul Choix Point Light
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on January 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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