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Name: Seul Choix Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Manistique, Michigan, United States

Location: Northern Lake Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

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Managing Organization:
Gulliver Historical Society

Telephone: 906-283-3183


Contact Address Information:
672N West Gulliver Lk. Rd.
Michigan, 49840, United States

This lighthouse is located at the only harbor of refuge in the area; its name means "only choice." The lighthouse is now operated by the Gulliver Historical Society in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources.

Tower Height: 78

Height of Focal Plane: 80

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower attached to keeper's house.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1892 two-story brick keeper's house, brick fog signal building, two oil houses, barn, workshop, second assistant keeper's house, garage, two outhouses.

Date Established: 1892

Date Present Tower Built: 1895

Date Automated: 1972

Optics: 1895: Third order Fresnel lens; now DCB-24.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, museum.

Open To Public? Yes.

The keeper's dwelling now houses a museum and gift shop; the collection includes a well-preserved dugout canoe. Rooms have been restored to look as they would have appeared in the 1900-1930 period. Museum Hours (including tower tours) are Memorial Day through mid-September 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week (depending upon availability of volunteer tour guides). Off-season hours may vary. Private group tours upon request.

From the junction of US Route 2 and County Road 432 in Gulliver, go south on CR-432 (Point Inland Road) about 4 miles to County Road 431. Turn right (west) at CR-431, a gravel road, and go approximately 4 miles to the lighthouse.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: R. Rosie (c. 1941).

Nearby Lodging: Aloray Motel, Rt 2, Box 2565, Thompson, MI 49854. Phone: 906-341-2479. Email: This motel is 5 miles from Manistique, on the edge of the Hiawatha National Forest.


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