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13145. (photo) Mission Point Light Station, Grand Traverse, Michigan c.1927.

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13145. (photo) Mission Point Light Station, Grand Traverse, Michigan c.1927.

13145. (photo) Mission Point Light Station, Grand Traverse, Michigan c.1927. Superb close, clear photo shows great detail of the Mission Point Lighthouse with the keeper standing by the front door. Mission Point Light was located at the end of Old Mission Point, a peninsula jutting into Grand Traverse Bay 17 miles north of Traverse City. When it was built in 1870, it was an exact copy of the Mama Juda Lighthouse (now destroyed), which was built on the Detroit River in 1866. For 67 years the light here served to warn mariners about the shoals off Mission Point. The keeper shown here is probably William F. Green or Emil C. Johnson, who served in the years between 1907 and 1933. Photo is printed on postcard paper and is dated 1927. The writer notes that she bought the photo card form the keeper at the “middle door at the back” in the photo. Clean, clear on postcard paper, 3 ½” x 5 ¼”. Excellent photo. (VG+). $68.