Tour the Little Traverse Lighthouse
A rare opportunity is coming to tour the privately owned Little Traverse Lighthouse this October with the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society. Constructed in 1884, the lighthouse operated until 1963 when it was decommissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard and returned to the ownership of the Harbor Point Association. Beginning in the early 1990s, the association and its lighthouse committee have worked to restore the building and grounds of this important piece of Harbor Springs’ history.
With the generous permission of the Harbor Point Association, the Historical Society occasionally hosts a public tour. Lighthouse tours are by reservation only and spaces are limited. Each docent-guided tour lasts for approximately an hour and includes a trip into the tower to see the fourth-order Fresnel lens and enjoy a stunning view of Little Traverse Bay. Outside on the grounds visitors can explore the original fog signal building and replica oil house. The interior of the lighthouse has been beautifully restored and includes original plans of the building as well as rare photographs of local maritime activity and social life in the Victorian era.
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Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
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