Crisp Point Lighthouse stands along the Lake Superior shoreline in Whitefish Point. It is a rather arduous journey to the lighthouse down eleven miles of winding narrow seasonal forest roads. Although it is a long way from the main road it is worth the trip to this secluded beacon. Crisp Point is named for Life Saving Station keeper, and iron-willed boatman, Christopher Crisp. The remote area does not have a landmark, city, or distinctive feature to name the lighthouse and light saving station after. Christopher Crisp must have been known by many and being stationed there most just referred to it as Crisp’s Point and the name stuck. The lighthouse was built in 1904 and by 1941 a signal buoy with a light on it eliminated the need for the lighthouse. The erosion from the waves on Lake Superior destroyed most of the lighthouse. Only the tower was left standing. It has been restored and the shoreline protected with large rocks and boulders.
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