Site of Lighthouse Privy
The bathroom of earlier days was not much like the bathrooms of today. With no indoor plumbing, most privies or outhouses were holes in the ground with sheds and seats over them and were located several feet from the main home. When the hole filled, the structure was moved to a new site where a new hold was dug. The old holes were filled in, often with junk or trash.
(A beautifully restored privy, and the "treasures" used to fill it up after it was no longer in use, can be seen at the Dougherty Home in Old Mission.)
Erected by Peninsula Township Park Board.
Location. 44° 59.471′ N, 85° 28.757′ W. Marker is in Old Mission Point, Michigan, in Grand Traverse County. Touch for map. Marker and Light Station are in Peninsula Township Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20500 Center Road, Traverse City MI 49686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oil House (a few steps from this marker); A Light at Old Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Hesler Log House
Also see . . .
1. Historic Structure Report for Mission Point Light Station. (Submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mission Point Lighthouse. (Submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.