Scenic USA - Michigan
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Seul Choix Pointe
|Photos by Ben Prepelka|
It was essential to have a hip pocket listing of safe harbors when navigating Lake Michigan, characterized by capricious weather, encountered during spring and fall shipping seasons. During the early 1800s, the height of maritime traffic, it was recognized that an area of shoreline from St. Helen Island to Manistique, lacked the necessary navigational beacons. Congress eventually appropriated 15,000 dollars for a midpoint lighthouse at Seul Choix (sis Shwa) Pointe, along Michigan's upper peninsula in 1886.
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