Explore the Eastern Lights of Michigan

Explore the Eastern Lights of Michigan

The Blue Water Area along the eastern shores of Michigan has a multiplicity of lights, guiding sailors past and present. From Algonac to Port Austin you can sightsee, tour, drive or boat to ten of the area lights. Enjoy your journey of the history presented by these beacons of nautical lore. Four of the lights have guided tours. The shoreline will complement your tour with unique restaurants and accommodations.

Fort Gratiot LighthouseLighthouses signify strength, safety and captivating stories. The Blue Water Area has a unique collection of lights that dot its eastern coastline, from St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair to Lake Huron.  The lights in the lower half of the region play an important part in the great lakes shipping industry and many of them are still used today guiding vessels from Lake Huron to Lake Erie.  The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse is the oldest in Michigan built in 1825 before Michigan even became a state. The Huron is the only remaining lightship on the Great Lakes; built in 1920, guiding ships until withdrawn from service in 1970.  Discover the history of all the lights and their communities stretching along 140 miles of shoreline from Algonac to Port Austin. Come Discover the Blue, eastern shores of Michigan.

To begin your journey go to the Eastern Shores of Michigan Lighthouse Tour.  

The Huron 
- Courtesy of Darlene Rome

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