The first lighthouse in St. Joseph was erected in 1832 on the shoreline and was the second lighthouse constructed on Lake Michigan. The current lighthouse was built in the early 1900s. It consisted of two lights known as “Range Lights” that sailors would align to ensure that they were entering straight into the channel. I like visiting these Lake Michigan lighthouses and walking out on the pier. I cant imagine what it must have been like on a stormy day fighting the wind and the waves walking the cat walk to keep the light on.
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