Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, Gulliver

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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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  • Seul Choix was one of the best lighthouses we made it to over the summer. It was my teen daughter's favorite. The nice folks that ran the place were great! My daughter was enthralled by the ghost.....  more
    Seul Choix was one of the best lighthouses we made it to over the summer. It was my teen daughter's favorite. The nice folks that ran the place were great! My daughter was enthralled by the ghost.....  more »
  • The volunteer was so helpful and shared all sorts of interesting information. It was a great climb to the top. 
    The volunteer was so helpful and shared all sorts of interesting information. It was a great climb to the top.  more »
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  • A Gem on Lake Huron 🤘
  • Awesome experience. Great views from the top of the tower. There was a very knowledgeable guide inside the living quarters of the lighthouse. Has very interesting stories. Worth the time!

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