Grand Traverse Light

Further north is the Grand Traverse Light which was built in 1850, which was first constructed in 1850.  By 1858, however, the old lighthouse had been deemed inadequate and a new one was built in the current location. A larger, fourth-order Fresnel lens, powered by Whale Oil and Kerosene, was installed in 1870 and used until electrified in 1953. In 1972 the tower light was replaced with an automated beacon mounted on a steel tower.

You can tour the lighthouse from May through October, and weekends in November. Hours vary. The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children (ages 6 to 12), with children 5 and under free.

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