In Beautiful Presque Isle, Michigan

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7750 East Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle, MI 49777

The New 1870 Lighthouse at Presque Isle

Lighthouse and Keeper's quarters

Called the New Lighthouse because it was built in 1870 after the Old Light was no longer serviceable, the 1870 Lighthouse sits on the North point of Presque Isle and is the focal point of the 1870 lighthouse park, named the New Lighthouse Park. This lighthouse is the tallest operational Lighthouse on Lake Huron and is still tended by the U.S. Coast Guard. Daily climbs are available during the summer months and the original lightkeepers quarters now serve as a gift shop.

Included in the park are picnic areas, the 1905 House which was originally built for the chief lightkeeper's quarters, but now serves as a museum, having been restored by the Presque Isle Museum Society. In Summer, docents from the Museum Society are on duty to conduct tours of the various rooms and all of the artifacts and memorabilia.

Also on the grounds are the remnants of the old fog signal building at the north end of the peninsula and Garraty Hall, a facility for holding meetings and presentations during inclement weather. It is located across the road from the lighthouse.

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