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Jun 27, 2018 - Point Betsie

Today's excursion was to the Point Betsie Lighthouse and Frankfort, MI. The Point Betsie Lighthouse construction began in 1854 and was completed in 1858, with service beginning in the shipping season of 1859. The lighthouse was constructed at a cost of $5,000, which seemed to be the going rate for Great Lakes lighthouses in the mid-19th Century. One of the earliest Life-Saving Stations on the Great Lakes was built in 1875. A second Life-Saving Station was built later farther away from the shore to protect it from shore erosion. The building...

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Jul 26, 2016 - A Great Day

We had another rainy Sunday but that was followed by a perfect day yesterday. It's hard to comprehend that at the same time we are enjoying such natural beauty with other families doing the same that there is so much violence and turmoil in the world these days. We drove to the southern part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore. There is a private concession there for float trips on the Platte River. Canoes, kayaks and inner tubes are the options for a trip down the river. We chose a tube and for $9 for an hour floated on the gentle...

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Sep 29, 2014 - Frankfort, Michigan

This update covers our visit to Frankfort, Michigan. We posted an update about the awesome Point Betsie Lighthouse from Frankfort, but this update covers the town and another lighthouse located right on the beach in Frankfort. Frankfort is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. The pristine dunes, parks and beaches are spectacular. We loved taking pictures of the Victorian homes and the picturesque, maple-lined streets. If you love shopping you will also find unique items crafted by local artisans in Frankfort's specialty shops...

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Sep 27, 2014 - Point Betsie Lighthouse

We have seen a lot of lighthouses in this area, this is another one of our favorites. I am pasting all the information below from their website and hope you enjoy. This oldest standing structure in Benzie County, built in 1858, marks the all-important entrance to southern end of the Manitou Passage, a once-vital maritime shipping channel. Although the lane is no longer used by large commercial vessels, the operating light signal remains a US Coast Guard aid to navigation to this day, and the site shines as a treasured landmark to mariners...

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