Heading to Houghton MI (Currently 56 Partly Sunny High 74)
Continuing our tour of all the great stuff at Whitefish Point. Here is the Light Station as we were entering the complex, which is the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior (1861).
We toured the Lightkeeper's Quarters. It was one of the nicest we have visited.
There was a plaque honoring Captain Edward Paul Fitch and his son, both of 1000' big ships. What makes this plaque interesting is the Captain Edward Paul Fitch was the captain of the Stewart J. Cort on its maiden voyage which was the first 1000' big ship on the Great Lakes and the boat we saw in the Soo Locks when we visited the overlook visitors center that we blogged about earlier here.
We also have not seen this before.
This is a tunnel from the Lightkeeper's Quarters to the Light Station. That way the keeper didn't have to go outside for their climb to the top every 2 hours, a great feature during the winter for sure. Bob took the outside steps to begin his tour of the Lighthouse.
Then the spiral stairs to the top
To get these great views of Whitefish Point
Also got great views of the complex
We also toured the Coast Guard buildings, here is a lifeboat from the Surfboat building.
There was a model of the Edmund Fitzgerald made entirely of Legos in another Coast Guard building. Nine years and 18,000 pieces resulting in this 12'9" model.
A great day on Whitefish Point on the UP.
We leave today for Houghton Michigan for our 6 week stay at the City of Houghton RV Park.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo