Big Pointe Sable lighthouse and lighthouse keepers' house

A Beacon of History

The Big Sable Point Lighthouse has kept watch on Lake Michigan’s shoreline for over 150 years. Almost 10 miles north of Ludington, the lighthouse keeper position was congressionally awarded to Alanzo Hyde in 1867 for his efforts in enlisting men for the United States during the Civil War. The lighthouse changed hands many times; but …

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