The Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse ranks among the ten oldest lighthouses in Michigan. It is an active lighthouse maintained by the US Coast Guard remotely, located in Lighthouse County Park on Lake Huron near Port Hope, Michigan in Huron County. "Pointe aux Barques" means 'Point of Little Boats', a descriptor of the shallow shoals and reefs that lurk beneath these waves, presenting a hazard to boats as they round Michigan's Thumb.
Near the tip of Michigan' Thumb area. A county park surrounds this functioning lighthouse. Learn about lighthouse history in the museum. Visit the gift shop for a souvenir. Take a picnic lunch and wander the grounds on a nice summer day.
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