Point Iroquois Light Station is located along the scenic Lake Superior shore in the Upper Peninsula. It is only 20 miles west of Sault Ste. Marie and 51 miles east of Tahquamenon Falls. From birch bark canoes to giant ore freighters, this unique point of land has influenced travel for centuries.
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The museum reveals the stories of the lightkeepers and their families through family photo albums, antiques, and artifacts. Learn about the fourth order Fresnel lens that could project a light for sixteen miles. Climb the 72 steps to the top of the tower for a picturesque view of Lake Superior. Observe the freighters traveling through Whitefish Bay as you walk along the cobblestone beach in search of agates. Browse through the bookshop, which offers a wide selection of historical readings about the Great Lakes. Or, step back in time and visit the restored assistant keeper's apartment, which looks much like it did back in the early 1950s.
Point Iroquois Lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, to ensure its existence as a reminder of its importance serving as a beacon to the entry of St. Mary's River, the only water connection between Lake Superior and the remaining Great Lakes.
Point Iroquois, which includes a much greater geographic area than the immediate site of the light station, was named for the Iroquois warriors massacred there by the Ojibway in 1662.
Directions from Brimley, MI: Travel about 7 miles north along Lake Shore Drive to reach the lighthouse.
Open Daily: 9-5:
Early May through Early October .