Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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The Sand Point Lighthouse is located in Ludington Park in Escanaba, Michigan. The lighthouse was built in 1867 and was in service from 1868 until 1939, except for a period in 1886 when a fire damaged the structure. This fire took the life of Merry Terry, one of the first women light keepers on the Great Lakes. The lighthouse was built to warn ships of the sand reef which reaches out into Little Bay De Noc. The tower housed a fourth order Fresnel lens with a fixed red signal. Escanaba was a busy harbor for the iron ore and the lumber industries. Visitors to Escanaba also came to the city by boat.

The lighthouse is now overseen by Delta County Historical Society, which restored Lighthouse. The Sand Point Lighthouse is open to visitors from Memorial Day until the end of September. Visitors can climb the tower to get views the Little Bay De Noc and downtown Escanaba.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Beautifully restored lighthouse.

Cons

Visiting inside he lighthouse is limited to the summer.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Lighthouse
Family friendly
Near lake or river
Historically significant

Location

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