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Old Mission Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Old Mission Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Old Mission Point

State: MI
Year established: 1870
Latitude: 44 deg 59 min 29 sec N
Longitude: 85 deg 28 min 46 sec W
Height above sea level: 36 feet

Original construction:
current 36-foot wooden tower capped with a 10-sided cast-iron lantern on the lakeward gable end of a 1 ½-story wooden residence

deactivated in 1933

purchased by the State of Michigan after WW II as part of park

More information:
Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), p. 136