Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, Gulliver

#11 of 30 in Historic Sites in Upper Peninsula
Must see · Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
On September 5, 1895, the entire complex was complete. The project consisted of a tower, family quarters, a steam fog signal and boiler house, stable, boathouse, two docks, two oil houses, brick outhouse, paint shed and a tramway, which was used to transport supplies from the boats up the slope to the light.

The white tower stood seventy-nine feet, nine inches tall. Since the light had to be lit manually, a light keeper was needed to constantly check the light. The ten-sided cast iron lantern room held a Third Order Fresnel lens, made by LaPaute of Paris. The keeper's house was a two-story brick building with bowed ends and a gabled roof. In 1925, an additional living quarters was added on to the rear of the house and displays solid copper moldings.

The Seul Choix Point Lighthouse has represented peacefulness and a place of refuge during the changing times. The Native Americans and fur traders sought safety in the harbor while fishermen and loggers depended on its resources for their livelihood. Sailors relied on the peace of mind brought by the light and fog signal. Today, the trashing and shipping industries need the light as a navigational aid. The lighthouse - still fully operational - symbolizes the roots of many area families. Through the renovation and preservation of the Point, the value of history will be shared with all those who visit the memorable Seul Choix Point.
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  • Nice light house, you actually get to climb the 94 steps to the light, there are 2 medium sized hatches you have to climb through but when you make it, the views are spectacular. In the house on the.....  more »
  • Got to the area before it opened, so we just wandered around on our own "outside tour." The lighthouse is beautiful, and with the lake so close, it is a great backdrop for selfies. Well maintained.  more »
  • This lighthouse is 8 miles off the highway, 4 miles paved, 4 miles not. But, as long as it has not been raining, this is not a big deal and easily doable with any vehicle. And it is so well worth the visit!! Beautiful!
  • An out of the way lighthouse. The staff have taken great care of the site. It is in wonderful condition situated on a point with Lake Michigan views in three directions. Looking south east you can see beaver island. A great location for history buffs as they have a number of displays that can be viewed for $5.

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