-With more than 115 Great Lakes lighthouses dotting the Michigan coastline, it would require a great deal of time to view and visit them. Added Touch Receptive llc will build you a package for viewing and visiting the Michigan lighthouses depending on your time allotment.
-Well over 100 Great Lakes lighthouses along the Michigan coastline guide sailors and capture imaginations. Some still are active and shine for ships. Others are under restoration while still others are privately owned. Some are even abandoned or demolished. Still others share their history and stories with us first-hand as museums and bed and breakfasts.
-Fun facts about Michigan's Lighthouses........... ---Fort Gratiot (1829) was used before Michigan even became a state. It is still an active aid to navigation and has a small boat station. Fort Gratiot lighthouse was built with a height of 74 feet but was reconstructed in 1861 and now stands 86 feet tall.
---New Presque Isle is the tallest lighthouse in Michigan with a height of 100 feet.
---Since Michigan is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has more shoreline than any other state, except Alaska. Because of the heavy traffic in the waterways, Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state.
---Most Michigan lighthouses can be identified by their cone or square tower shape and location on or near the shoreline, however some have skeletal frames or are octagon, hexagon or pyramid shaped. Several have spiral staircases winding high into a tower that holds Fresnel lenses for the lights, while others have catwalks leading out to the towers, like the one in Grand Haven Michigan.
---Michigan lighthouses are made of a variety of materials, including steel, cast iron, wood, brick, concrete, granite, limestone, sandstone, fieldstone, rubble stone, cement, terra cotta, timber and stucco.
---Interestingly, Michigan lays claim to several haunted lighthouses. Some are now museums and some are visible only on a ferry/boat ride.
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