The Big Sable Point Lighthouse is one of the few Michigan lights with a tower reaching over 100 feet. Completed in 1867, Big Sable’s tower built using cream city bricks measured 112 feet high. In 1900 the deteriorating brick tower was encased in steel. It was painted black and white for passing ships to recognize the landmark during the daytime. The keeper’s dwelling, which once housed a single family, has been enlarged over the years, resulting in the present three-family residence. Indoor plumbing and heating were added in 1953. along with power lines that were extended to the Point. It was one of the last lighthouses in Michigan to be wired for electricity. In 1966 was fully automated and the lighthouse was left unmanned. The lighthouse is now part of Ludington State Park and it’s well worth the mile and a half hike out to see it.
P.S. If you are a bird that has to be one of the most scenic locations for a birdhouse with a view of the sunset over Lake Michigan every night.
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