Lighthouses of Leelanau Exhibit


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    Summer Exhibit House: Tuesday-Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-2pm. 

    Leelanau county once boasted five lighthouses and one lightship, each marking their own unique spot within the Manitou Passage, providing mariners with an aid to navigation prior to the advent of radar and sonar technology. Four lighthouses still stand today as a testament to a time gone by, when these aids to navigation were the only hope for floundering ships and boats. Learn about how each one came to be, who tends them now, and learn about the one that fell into Lake Michigan. Thanks to Don Schank for creating the beautifully designed lighthouse replicas that are a part of this exhibit.