National Lighthouse Day is celebratedannually on August 7th.
Did you know that: Michigan has around 115 lighthouses, the most of any U.S. state. The first lighthouses in Michigan were built between 1818 and 1822. They were built to project light at night and to serve as a landmark during the day to safely guide the passenger ships and freighters traveling the Great Lakes.
Visit one of Michigan’s beautiful lighthouses with a Michigan Activity Pass!
Big Sable Lighthouse, Ludington – http://www.splka.org/lights.html
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Northport – http://www.grandtraverselighthouse.com/
Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Mears – http://www.splka.org/littlesable.html
Ludington Breakwater Lighthouse, Ludington – http://www.splka.org/ludingtonbreak.html
Shepler’s Lighthouse Cruises, Mackinaw City – http://sheplersferry.com/cruises/information/#lighthouse
White River Light Station and Museum, Whitehall – http://www.splka.org/whiteriver.html
Children may enjoy reading : Helen L. Willbur and Renee Graef, illustrator, B is for Beacon : A Great Lakes Lighthouse Alphabet”. / Sleeping Bear Press.
17 Spectacular Pure Michigan Stars of the Shore for National Lighthouse Day courtesy of Pure Michigan