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1722b. (photo) Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Northport, Michigan c.1900.

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1722b. (photo) Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Northport, Michigan c.1900.

1722b. (photo) Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Northport, Michigan c.1900. Wonderful real photo view on postcard paper provides a rare early view of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and dwelling. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse sits majestically at the entrance of Grand Traverse Bay, guiding vessels between Chicago and the Straits of Mackinac. For over 150 years, it has been an important beacon for all who have plied the waters of Lake Michigan . The original 1852 lighthouse was used for six years before being torn down. In 1858, a larger lighthouse with an attached nine-sided tower was erected on a site farther west. Over the course of its history, 66 lighthouse keepers, assistant keepers, and U.S. Coast Guard personnel have maintained the light. Today visitors tour the restored lighthouse, which is now a living museum filled with displays and exhibits depicting a simpler way of life. Unusually good view, great early detail. Measures 3 ½” x 7” on postcard paper. Heavy spotting upper right margin. (VG-). $76.