Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse

Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse (HMRLG)

Location: Port Hope, MI 48468 Huron County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 1.362', W 82° 47.604'

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The Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse and Lifesaving Station aided mariners for over a century, beginning in 1847. That year the United States Lighthouse Service built the first lighthouse on this site to mark the turning point of Lake Huron into Saginaw Bay and to warn of shallow waters. Catherine Shook became Michigan's first female light keeper when she took over for her husband, Peter, after he drowned in 1849. In 1857 the lighthouse and dwelling were replaced with the present 89-foot tower and attached house. In 1908 the brick assistant keeper's house was built. The lighthouse was fully automated in 1934. Five years later the last keeper retired, and the lifesaving station, made up of 15 buildings, was decommissioned.
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HM NumberHMRLG
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberS0369
Year Placed2006
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 356269 N 4875957
Decimal Degrees44.02270000, -82.79340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 1.362', W 82° 47.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 1' 21.72" N, 82° 47' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)989
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5428-5468 Gulick Dr, Port Hope MI 48468, US
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