For my mom's visit, we planed a road trip "up north". In Michigan that means near the top of the mitten. Let me explain... the state of Michigan is shaped like a mitten, and when someone is describing a place they will raise their hand and to show where in the state that is.
There are 129 lighthouses around the state of Michigan. Here is a map: http://www.freep.com/assets/freep/pdf/C4189482518.PDF
|The lighthouse at Twas Point State Park was built in 1853 to mark the northern entrance to Saginaw Bay. It is still active today with a range of 16 miles.|
|This is the Forty Mile Point Light, it was built in 1897 and has a range of 16 miles. (Photo courtesy of lighthousefriends.com)|
|This is the Fresnel Lens that is the light. It is a 4th order lens and it is imported from France.|
|The view of Lake Huron from the top of the light|
|The Mackinac Point Light was built in 1890 as a fog-signal station. By late 1892, a fourth-order lens was added and it became a light. This light is no longer active but serves as part of the historical park.|