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Jun 26, 2018 - Old Mission Peninsula

The last couple of days we visited the Old Mission Peninsula which projects into the Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. It's named after the settlement at Old Mission which was the first community founded by Europeans in the Grand Traverse Bay region. It became know as the Old Mission when a "New Mission" was built in 1850 across the bay on the Leelanau Peninsula by the Presbyterian missionaries that were working in the area. At the tip of the peninsula is the Mission Point Light. It was built in 1870 as an exact copy of the Mama Juda...

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Jul 26, 2015 - Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City

July 26 Today we drove out to Mission Lighthouse,* located at the end of Mission Peninsula (divides East and West Traverse Bay). Toured the lighthouse and grounds and went wading in the clear, cool water; checked out the stone cairns that previous visitors had constructed and left near the shoreline —interesting (see photos). On our way back to Whispering Pines we stopped at a roadside stand to buy another pie —this one cherry. These Michigan pie makers sure are generous: another 2 pounder! Can't leave the Cherry Capitol of the World...

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Oct 6, 2011 - lighthouse & wineries

Today was our last day in the northern part of Michigan, but before we departed that colorful area we took in one more lighthouse and a few more wineries. The Old Mission Lighthouse is at the northern most tip of the Old Mission Peninsula. Traverse City sits at the bottom of the “U” with the two peninsulas making up the arms. Yesterday we visited Leelanau Peninsula so today it was only fair we visit Old Mission. This lighthouse is smaller than Grand Traverse, but a little larger than Big Red Lighthouse in Holland. This lighthouse also sits...

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Retirement Rocks!!

Sep 4, 2009 - Mission Peninsula

On this day, I went to the tip of the little peninsula that divides the Traverse Bay into East and West Bays. There is a little lighthouse there, a log cabin that was moved from the center of the peninsula so visitors can look and learn, and many wooded trails to follow. They were longer than I thought, too. One sign says the 45th parallel is about a mile to the north in the water and another one says we are standing on the 45th parallel. It also says that it goes through the geographic center of the U.S. And I was very near there, too!...

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