Au Sable Point Lighthouse has an 80-foot brick tower, and was built on a rise, placing the beacon 107 feet above the surface of the lake. Built in 1874, the lighthouse has a third-order Fresnel lens, that displays a fixed white light. The attached two-story dwelling is spacious. The lighthouse was automated in 1958. Visitors must walk to this lighthouse, and it is known as the most remote light station in America.
***Directions: From Highway 28 take Highway 77 north for about 25 miles to Grand Marais. Then follow the gravel-surfaced Alger County Road H-28 for another 12 miles to the Hurricane Campground. There a trail provides access to the shore and the lighthouse. Write to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, P.O. Box 40, Munsing MI 49862.
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