I often wonder about what will become the next state park. I have always wanted to visit the remote 14 Mile Point Lighthouse located on Lake Superior near Ontanogon. It is privately owned but has been for sale for a long time, about ten years I think. I thought it would be nice if the land could be purchased by a grant or from a non-profit and donated to the state. It would make for a nice tourist attraction and possibly help to preserve or restore the historic lighthouse.
Built in the late 1890s the lighthouse was discontinued in 1955 and sold for $5,200 in 1957. Tragically in 1984, the lighthouse caught on fire from a campfire that was not properly extinguished. The brick walls and cast iron lantern room is all that remains of the lighthouse. The lighthouse is in an extremely remote area without any roads leading to it.
The Lighthouse and property are currently for sale for $890,000. unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of money laying around but It seems like it would be something that would make for a nice park on Lake Superior. You can see more about the property HERE
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