Peninsula Point Lighthouse, Rapid River

#23 of 30 in Historic Sites in Upper Peninsula
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Peninsula Point Light is a lighthouse located at the southern tip of the Stonington Peninsula in Bay de Noc township in Delta County, Michigan. United States Coast Guard historical documents have over the years listed the name of the site as both Peninsula Point and Point Peninsula.ServiceThe Stonington Peninsula juts into Lake Michigan from the southern coast of Michigan's Upper Peninsula at a key point along the shipping lanes to and from the docks of Escanaba and Gladstone, as a hazardous shoal extends more than out into the lake, posing a hazard to shipping. Thus the light had two purposes: (1) it marked a turning point; and (2) it warned mariners away from the rocks and shallows. Danger was inherent in the confluence of reefs and the shipping channels, through which fish, iron ore, lumber, along with other products were transported. "The U.S. Government recognized the need for a lighthouse on the peninsula to aid navigation around these dangerous shoals and reefs separating Big Bay de Noc, Little Bay de Noc, and Green Bay of Lake Michigan."
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  • Careful on the drive out, the road/trail isn't the best. There are parts only wide enough for one car and some pretty deep holes, muddy and wet drive. You can climb the steps to the top of the...  more »
  • Way a journey to get there. We are from MN. As one drives back to see it how it was years ago. How the winter were in 1860 isn't 2019.  more »
  • Great location to see sunrise and sunset. The views are just beautiful and tranquil.
  • Didn't see a lot of butterflies but it's a nice drive down and very picturesque.

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