Michigan lighthouses attract many visitors. Sometimes these beacons don't get as much attention, though, as Atlantic coast lighthouses. Even though Michigan doesn't have an ocean shoreline, the state has 3,224 miles of tidal fresh water coastline. Including islands.1 Wow, that's just amazing!
Remember four of the five Great Lakes border the state of Michigan. They are Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie.
Michigan has two sections. Don't forget the Upper Peninsula. So it's no wonder there are so many lighthouses in Michigan!
How many Michigan lighthouses are there? According to United States Coast Guard historical information, 129 currently are active, inactive, or turned into museum status. 24 have been destroyed.
We'll take you to some lighthouses you'll want to know more about. Plan a visit, see about touring some of them. Or, as with all us lighthouse fans - expand your knowledge of Michigan lighthouses. Maybe make virtual visits.
And don't miss Michigan Lighthouse Guest Keeper Opportunities - you may love that!
That's sort of a trick question? Maybe! Turtle Island was a tiny nearly 7-acre bit of land sitting half in Ohio and half in Michigan. The lighthouse there sadly is in pretty bad shape. So what about that lighthouse?
Here's another tricky point. Consider Lake St. Clair. The Detroit River is the connector between this lake and Lake Erie. Midway across the lake is the border between Michigan in the U.S., and Ontario in Canada. Including islands, its shoreline is 257 miles long. So by relative extension, maybe the waters of Lake Erie could swish by a Michigan Lighthouse:
But essentially - the answer is no! No Michigan lighthouses in Lake Erie.
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