Not knowing what to do with our recent Memorial Day holiday, my husband and I decided to go for a drive. We ended up going along the edge of Michigan's Thumb (if you're not sure what I mean, just look at a map of Michigan. We're conveniently shaped like a hand, with the thumb on the right side.) and checking out a few lighthouses. Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state. Just in one day's driving, we were able to see three of them!
Okay, so this isn't a lighthouse. We happened upon this when we stopped at a roadside park. It is the White Rock, about half a mile from shore in Lake Huron. It was a sacred spot for the Native Americans and an important navigational guide for the French fur traders.
Harbor Beach Lighthouse, built in 1885.
The Pointe Aux Barques lighthouse, built in 1848. It was also a lifesaving station which trained and housed men who would rescue sailors from shipwrecks.
The Port Austin Reef Light, built in 1878. The weather didn't quite cooperate, and we got quite drenched walking close enough to see this one. Thankfully, the sun then came out and dried us off!
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