Michigans State Parks not only have some of the states most scenic natural beauty but they are also home to some historic buildings. Many of those buildings are lighthouses that have guided captains and their ships for decades. The Leelanau State Park at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula stands the Grand Traverse Lighthouse guiding ships into Grand Traverse Bay. The current lighthouse was built in 1858 replacing the first lighthouse constructed on the point. It was poorly built and only lasted about 6 years. The current lighthouse was deactivated in 1972 when it was replaced by an electric light on a steel skeletal tower. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, a non-profit group, renovated the old lighthouse in the 1980s and it is open for tours. The times that I have visited, the museum was closed, and I have never been inside but I hope to soon.
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