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Au Sable Point Lighthouse

For many years sailors dreaded the eighty miles of dark shoreline that stretched east from Grand Island Lighthouse to the light on Whitefish Point. Unmarked by any navigational light, these dangerous shores claimed dozens of ships. To fill the gap, a lighthouse was placed on Au Sable Point in 1874. An eighty-seven-foot brick tower was built on a rise, placing the light about 150 feet above Lake Superior's surface
Lighthouse Tours: During the summer months a ranger is on duty at the keeper's house to give interpretive tours of both the keeper's house and the light tower.
To reach the lighthouse, take Alger County Road (H-58) at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a dirt and gravel access road, for about 12 miles. When you reach the Hurricane River Campground, park near the Hurricane River and take the two track access path to the lighthouse and Lake Superior. Follow this trail to the lighthouse.

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