Whitefish Point Lighthouse

Whitefish Point Lighthouse (HMQSI)

Location: Paradise, MI 49768 Chippewa County
Country: United States of America

N 46° 46.269', W 84° 57.435'

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This light, the oldest active on Lake Superior, began operating in 1849, though the present tower was constructed later. Early a stopping place for Indians, voyageurs, and Jesuit missionaries, the point marks a course change for ore boats and other ships navigating this treacherous coastline to and from Saint Mary's Canal. Since 1971 the light, fog signal, and radio beacon have been automated and controlled from Sault Sainte Marie.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker Number272
Year Placed1974
Placed ByMichigan History Division Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 655961 N 5181759
Decimal Degrees46.77115000, -84.95725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 46.269', W 84° 57.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 46' 16.14" N, 84° 57' 26.10" W
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Area Code(s)906
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18383-18411 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise MI 49768, US
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