17 Spectacular Pure Michigan Stars of the Shore for National Lighthouse Day

Did you know that today is National Lighthouse Day? With more than 115 lighthouses nestled along the coast, Michigan boasts more lighthouses than any other state! This week, we asked our fans to share photos of their favorite Pure Michigan lighthouses. Here's a roundup of just a few fan favorites.

Interested in planning a trip to one of the spectacular stars of these shore? Visit michigan.org/lighthouses for more information.

Be sure to plan a stop at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum when you visit Whitefish Point Lighthouse. Photo by Natalie Fether - Hobby PhotographerWhitefish Point Natalie Fether Hobby Photographer

 

White Shoal Lighthouse was built in 1910. It is about 20 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge. This lighthouse is only visible by boat. Photo by Cheryl Aldrich Lane WalbergWhite Shoal Cheryl Aldrich Lane Walberg

 

 

Watawam Lighthouse in St. Ignace rises 62 feet above the water. Photo by Jason McIver PhotographyWatawam Lighthouse St Ignace Jason McIver Photo

 

 

The Holland Harbor Light is also known as "Big Red." Photo by Under the Radar MichiganUnder the Radar Michigan Big Red Holland

 

 

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and a view of the Mighty Mac. Photo by Theresa VillwockTheresa Villwock Old Mackinac Point

 

 

Little Sable Point Lighthouse in Oceana County is open to the public for a small admission fee. Photo by Terese ChandlerTerese Chandler Little Sable Point

 

 

Big Sable Point Lighthouse was the first light station constructed in the Ludington area. Photo by Randy ClaypoolRandy Claypool Big Sable Point

 

 

Point Aux Barques Lighthouse is one of the oldest continuously operating lights on the Great Lakes and is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. Photo by Erika AthertonPoint Aux Barques Lighthouse Erika Atherton

 

 

Did you know Old Mission Point Lighthouse on the Grand Traverse Peninsula is  exactly half way between the North Pole and the Equator on the 45th parallel? Photo by Lynn Pokora.Lynn Pokora Old Mission Lighthouse

 

 

Looking up at the Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse. Photo by Anjali Wayman.Ludington Lighthouse Anjali Wayman

 

 

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse  is still an active light and the keeper's dwelling is operated as a public museum. Photo by Jeremy Rowe.Jeremy Rowe Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

 

 

Clear skies and calm waters at the Menominee North Pier Lighthouse. Photo by Jenny Diller Knarr.Jenny Diller Knarr Menominee North Pier Lighthouse

 

 

The Grand Haven Lighthouse is located along Lake Michigan in Grand Haven State Park. Photo by Vicki Graczyk.Grand Haven Vicki Graczyk

 

 

A narrated cruise through Copper Harbor's once bustling port takes you to one of Michigan's oldest lights, the Copper Harbor Lighthouse. Photo by Fit Forever Photography.Copper Harbor captured on the Isle Royale Queen Mary iV Fit Forever Photography

 

 

Tall Ships sail into shore near the Charlevoix South Pier Light. Photo by Alan Leese.Charlevoix Alan Leese

 

 

The Frankfort Lighthouse is a beautiful sight to behold year round. Photo by Bob Simmerman.Bob Simmerman Frankfort Lighthouse

 

 

Mendota (Bete Grise) Lighthouse was built in 1895 and remains largely unchanged. Photo by Steve Nowakowski.Bete Grise Steve Nowkowski


See more Pure Michigan lighthouses in the video below.



Which Michigan lighthouses have you visited?