Just received a Christmas card from my brother and his wife. The card had a lighthouse with a ribbon on it. Kinda classy and it let's him share his love of lighthouses with the folks he sends card to. He travels all of the time to lighthouses all over the Great Lakes. Yep, he's a lighthouse nut.
I will stop at a lighthouse if I pass one (1), on my way to the bar. There are some great lighthouses around the lakes.
My other brother lives in the area around Fairport Harbor, OH. Nice historical lighthouse there, with a museum. Between Cleveland and Toledo, on Lake Erie's Marblehead Peninsula is a nice lighthouse.....just across the big entrance to Sandusky Bay. Across the bay from the lighthouse is Cedar Point, the home of more roller coasters than any other park.
Toledo's Harbor Light is an unusual-looking creation. Passed that many times on my way to the good fishing areas of the lake. On little Turtle Island is an old lighthouse that is falling down. When I was a teenager I climbed up the broken stairs to get to the top. Neato.
I have been to a nice lighthouse south of Alpena, MI and a nice lighthouse north of Alpena, MI. More than a few times I stopped at the Mission Point Lighthouse that is located on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. Also have visited the museum and light at Whitefish Point, on Lake Superior.
Isolated and in danger of being eroded to extinction is Crisp Point lighthouse. This is my favorite, because you need a good "woods" vehicle to get to it and the isolation gives you a sense of the isolation that all light keepers must have felt over the years.
I love the colors of the lighthouse in Marquette, MI, and I love the seclusion of the lighthouse that is across Little Bay De Noc from Escanaba, MI.
Truth be told, I have seen ocean lighthouses, but I can't remember where or when.
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Bear Edit: The "Mission Point" lighthouse might be called "Point Iriquois".