Monday, September 30, 2013

Field Trip - Mission Point lighthouse

Located at the end of M-37 on the Old Mission Peninsula north of Traverse City, Mission Point Lighthouse is approximately 2 1/2 hours from Mid-Michigan.  Mission Point Lighthouse was commissioned in 1870 and remained active until 1933.  The lighthouse is a one and a half story wood frame structure with a 35 foot light tower.  The light tower rises approximately 48 feet above lake level. 

The lighthouse is sited on a 5 acre township park and is surrounded by over 130 acres of state land land.  The park is open daily until 11:00PM.  The lighthouse is open to the public between April and December. 

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