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Paradise in Chippewa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Whitefish Point Lighthouse

 
 
Whitefish Point Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 27, 2004
1. Whitefish Point Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. This light, the oldest active on Lake Superior, began operating in 1849, though the present tower was constructed later. Early a stopping place for Indians, voyageurs, and Jesuit missionaries, the point marks a course change for ore boats and other ships navigating this treacherous coastline to and from Saint Mary's Canal. Since 1971 the light, fog signal, and radio beacon have been automated and controlled from Sault Sainte Marie.
 
Erected 1974 by Michigan History Division Department of State. (Marker Number 272.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 46° 46.269′ N, 84° 57.435′ W. Marker is in Paradise, Michigan, in Chippewa County. Marker is on North Whitefish Point Road half a mile north of West North Shore Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise MI 49768, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Restoring the Whitefish Point Light Tower. Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Whitefish Point Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 27, 2004
2. Whitefish Point Lighthouse Marker
Whitefish Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 27, 2004
3. Whitefish Point Lighthouse
Whitefish Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By US Coast Guard
4. Whitefish Point Lighthouse
On Lake Superior in Michigan, United States is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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