Grand Traverse Lighthouse in the Leelanau State Park
In 1858, the present light was built, replacing a separate round tower which was built in 1852. Many refer to this as Northport Light, as it is near the town of Northport, or "Cat's Head Point Light." In 1852, the first light was built...a brick tower and separate keeper's quarters in the state park campground. Just six years later in 1858, these structures were razed and the present light was constructed.
The Fourth Order Fresnel Lens is on display in the keeper's quarters, and the light itself is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information:
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
15500 N. Lighthouse Pt. Road
Northport, MI 49670
Grand Traverse Lighthouse
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