Since the Great Lakes are so large, the shorelines are a lot like ocean coasts and pose a danger for ships. Michigan lighthouses line these waterfronts to guide them through rivers and into harbors.
You would probably be surprised to learn how many lighthouses are in Michigan — there are 129 lighthouses in Michigan! This means that Michigan is the state with the most lighthouses in the US – even more lighthouses than Maine!
Of those lighthouses in Michigan, 113 lighthouses are on the Great Lakes, with 44 lighthouses on Lake Michigan.
The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) has a great map of all the lighthouses in Michigan.
From plain to art deco exteriors, here are some of the most lighthouses in Michigan that you can explore – some of these lighthouses you can even go inside!
Lighthouses on Lake Superior
Rock Harbor Lighthouse
Resting among the pine trees of Isle Royale National Park, Rock Harbor Lighthouse sits at the mouth of Rock Harbor. The white round brick tower is attached to a keeper’s house that has been converted into a museum. You can only access the light via ferry, private boat, or seaplane.
Copper Harbor Lighthouse
Located in a harbor in the Upper Peninsula, Copper Harbor Lighthouse consists of dressed stone and brick. The square tower has an attached keeper’s house. You can take a ferry to the 1866 light and explore the historical museum.
Eagle River Lighthouse
Built in 1855, Eagle River Lighthouse was a guide for ships calling to Eagle River port. You can arrange to stay at the lighthouse, which has tons of living space. During your visit, you could explore Eagle River Falls, Keweenaw National Historical Park, and the other historic landmarks on Keweenaw Peninsula.
Sand Hills Lighthouse
Sand Hills Lighthouse is a privately owned property and bed-and-breakfast, so it’s closed to the public. Despite that, you can tour the grounds and tower if you stay at the inn. It was built in 1919 as a warning about the nearby reef. During World War II, the property was used as a training facility for the U.S. Coast Guard.
Big Bay Point Lighthouse
Located northwest of Marquette, this lighthouse serves as a bed and breakfast…which means you don’t only visit it—you sleep in it. There’s nothing better than waking up in the morning to the sound of Lake Superior waves outside your lighthouse window. Marquette is located close by, so if you’re looking for even more adventure on your trip, visit the Black Rocks and jump off thirty-foot cliffs into the frigid waters. With the brightest light on Lake Superior — visible for 20 nautical miles — Big Bay Point Lighthouse continues to aid Coast Guard navigation in the Upper Peninsula. Tours of the 60-foot, square tower are available from June to September, and you can stay at its two-story bed-and-breakfast.
Au Sable Light Station
Within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Au Sable Light Station is 86 feet tall and extends underground for 23 feet, which anchors it to the bedrock. You have to walk for 1.5 miles to access the grounds and tower, which are open for 30- to 40-minute tours during the summer.
Crisp Point Lighthouse
With grounds that are always open to the public, Crisp Point Lighthouse is one of the harder mainland Michigan lighthouses to access. It was built in 1903 and decommissioned in 1993. Because of preservation efforts, it still stands 58 feet tall.
Whitefish Point Light Station
Positioned at a critical turning point for vessels, Whitefish Point Light Station is the oldest operating tower on Lake Superior. The complex of buildings around the light includes the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, where you can learn about the Edmund Fitzgerald ship and more.
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
At the entrance of St. Marys River, Point Iroquois Lighthouse marks the narrow channel for passing sailors. The 65-foot brick tower is open for tours from May to October, but the grounds are always open to the public.
East Channel Lighthouse
This lighthouse is truly unique! Although it is abandoned, it is majestic. During the winter, it is located right next to the world-famous Grand Island Ice Caves. In summer, it is the perfect kayaking and hiking destination. One of the best naps of my life was taken laying in front of the building. I could hear no signs of human life, just nature in its raw unfiltered beauty. The island’s numerous coves and pebble beaches are like a scene from a movie. The best part is that you can explore and know that there will be no crowds, no cars, and no problems.
Lake Michigan Lighthouses
You can request a free Lake Michigan Lighthouse Driving Tour Map from West Michigan Tourist Association by clicking here.
Beaver Island Harbor Lighthouse
Beaver Island Harbor Lighthouse is different from most lighthouses in Michigan because it’s located in St. James, Beaver Island, 27 miles off the coast of Charlevoix. You can sit at the lighthouse and watch the Beaver Island Boat Co. come and go from the harbor filled with the smiles of people visiting the island. Also, located just down the street is the famous Beaver Island Toy Museum, it’s a small shop filled with antiques, beads, toys, jewelry, and an art gallery.
St. Helena Island Light Station
St. Helena Island Light Station in West Michigan was abandoned for years, but the GLLKA has been working to restore it. You can see the 63-foot tower from a distance from St. Ignace, or take a ferry from Mackinaw City to get a closer look. To stay at the lighthouse, apply for the volunteer program.
McGulpin Point Lighthouse
Attracting thousands of visitors every year, McGulpin Point is rich in history. Available are self-guided cellphone tours of the grounds, the Village of Mackinaw City, and Heritage Village. The discovery trail at McGulpin Point Lighthouse talks about these historical grounds. Also, you can stay in the apartment next to the lighthouse.
Grand Traverse Lighthouse
Open to the public for tours, Grand Traverse Lighthouse offers an excellent view of Lake Michigan. The keeper program lets you stay at the living quarters on the northern side of the tower. Additionally, there’s a playground at Leelanau State Park and treasure hunts for kids.
Mission Point Lighthouse
For decades, Mission Point Lighthouse has been an icon for Old Mission Peninsula and Traverse City. From May to October and weekends through November, self-guided historical tours are available. The nearby beach, park, and trails are open to the public all year, though. There’s a keeper program too.
South Manitou Island Lighthouse
Another island lighthouse that includes not only a visit but an adventure as well, is the South Manitou Island that is located six miles off the coast of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The only way to the island is by ferry! Whether you’re at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or on the ferry, you can see South Manitou Island Lighthouse. The 100-foot light station is the island’s most familiar landmark. You can climb the 117-step staircase for a wonderful view of the Manitou Passage, island, and mainland. Most people venture to the island to go camping because there is nothing located on land but a small campground – this includes no fancy bathrooms, restaurants, or luxuries. (Keep this in mind when packing for your visit.) Off the coast of the small island is also a beached shipwreck frozen in time, it’s great for snorkeling and underwater exploring.
Point Betsie Lighthouse
South of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is Point Betsie Lighthouse. A Boathouse Museum, fog signal building, and keeper’s residence are on the property as well. Self-guided and semi-guided tours are available, and you can reserve the keeper’s quarters.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse
From early May to late October, Big Sable Point Lighthouse is open for tours and stays in the keeper’s quarters. At more than 100 feet tall, it’s a major attraction for Ludington State Park. You can reach the lighthouse at the end of a less-than-two-mile trail. It’s an absolutely unreal setting to watch the sunset, and It’s the perfect place to go and find relaxation and bliss. Did you know Ludington is also home to House of Flavors ice cream? So once you’re finished relaxing, treat yourself to their downtown ice cream shop where our recommendation is the Chocolate Malt Sundae. Yummmm!
There are actually two lighthouses in Muskegon — Muskegon South Pierhead Light and Muskegon South Breakwater Light. Still under Coast Guard management, regular tours of the South Pierhead Light are available over the summer, while you can always walk to the South Breakwater Light.
Grand Haven Lighthouses
Like Muskegon, Grand Haven has two lighthouses. However, both are located on the south pier and painted red. You can walk the lighted catwalk that connects them to Grand Haven State Park and the beach. In addition, the pier is popular for fishing and watching the sunset.
Holland Harbor Light
One of the most well-known lighthouses in West Michigan, Holland Harbor Light is a walk down the boardwalk from Holland State Park. It has been guiding boaters on Lake Michigan for more than a century. Keep in mind that it’s only open to the public a couple of days per week, but taking your photo with Big Red in the background is one of the best things to do in Holland Michigan!
South Haven Light
Sitting at the mouth of the Black River on the South Pier, South Haven Light has been operational since 1872. At about 35 feet tall, it’s a shorter version of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light. Although it’s not the original tower, the catwalk leading to it is original.
Michigan Lighthouses on Lake Huron
DeTour Reef Light
Standing 83 feet, DeTour Reef Light was built in 1931 to guide ships around a dangerous reef near the easternmost point of the Upper Peninsula. Public tours are available on Saturdays between Father’s Day and Labor Day weekends, and the keeper program lets you stay overnight.
Old Mackinac Point Light
Marking where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet, Old Mackinac Point Light helps passing ships navigate the Straits of Mackinac. The light station is open to the public for tours, which include a 15-minute movie about area shipwrecks, several exhibits, and a fog signal whistle demonstration.
Cheboygan River Front Range Light
Cheboygan River Front Range Light guides vessels from Lake Huron to harbors along the river. A keeper program allows volunteers to stay at the light station and open it for tours Thursday through Sunday between Memorial and Labor Days. After that, tours are available on weekends through October.
40 Mile Point Lighthouse
Located in Lighthouse Park, 40 Mile Point Lighthouse was completed in 1896. While the grounds and park are open to the public all year, the pilot house and lighthouse museum are only open for tours between Memorial Day weekend and mid-October. Also, you can join the keeper program.
Presque Isle Lighthouses
Along the northeastern shore of Lake Huron, three historic lighthouses on Presque Isle symbolize the area’s rich maritime history. The Old and New Presque Isle Lighthouses are open for tours. At 113 feet tall, the new light station is one of the tallest that you can climb in Michigan.
Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
Since 1869, Sturgeon Point Lighthouse has been navigating vessels along a treacherous section of shoreline. It’s 70 feet, 9 inches tall and open to the public for self-guided tours during the summer. The keeper’s quarters is a maritime museum.
Tawas Point Lighthouse
In Tawas Point State Park, you’ll find a Victorian-era style light station — Tawas Point Lighthouse. Over the years, it has been remodeled several times. Along with delightful Lake Huron sunrises and Tawas Bay sunsets, 45-minute summer tours and a keeper program are available.
Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse
Remotely maintained by the Coast Guard, Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse is one of the 10 oldest Michigan lighthouses. You can climb the tower on various dates, but the museum and gift shop are always open to the public.
Port Austin Lighthouse
Port Austin Lighthouse is located three miles off the coast of Port Austin, so the best way to see it is by kayak or boat. It’s very difficult to access the lighthouse, but if you are able to make your way up a large cement wall, you will find a logbook inside filled with names of other adventurers who have explored it. While you’re out exploring the lighthouse, don’t forget to make a pit stop to see Turnip Rock on your way back to shore – it’s one of Michigan’s most iconic natural wonders.
Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
If you want to visit the oldest erect lighthouse in Michigan, go to Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. The light station and a Coast Guard station watch over the St. Clair River waterway. Weather permitting, 30-minute tours of the tower are available, as is a keeper program.
Lighthouses on the Detroit River
Windmill Point Lighthouse
Owned by the Coast Guard, Windmill Point Lighthouse stands in place of a once 30-foot stone windmill. It’s located in the city of Grosse Pointe Park on the shore where Lake St. Clair meets the Detroit River, which flows into Lake Erie. Only the grounds are open to the public.
William Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse
On the northeast side of Belle Isle in the Detroit River, William Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse is a tribute to William Livingstone, an instrumental figure in Michigan’s maritime history. It’s the only tower in the country made of marble, and only the grounds are open for viewing.
Grosse Ile North Channel Lighthouse
On the largest island in the Detroit River, Grosse Ile North Channel Lighthouse serves mariners who sail around Grosse Ile Township. The best way to see it is by boat because houses block the view from land. At 40 feet tall, the tower is only open for tours the Sunday following Labor Day.
Amazing Photos of Michigan Lighthouses
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List of Michigan Lighthouses – Past & Present
|Alpena Light||Lake Huron||Alpena||1877/1914||Active|
|Au Sable Light||Lake Superior||Burt Township, Alger County||1874||Active|
|Au Sable North Pierhead Light||Lake Huron||Au Sable||Active|
|Beaver Island Harbor Light||Lake Michigan||Beaver Island, northern end||1856/1870||Active|
|Beaver Island Head Light||Lake Michigan||Beaver Island, southern tip||1851||1962||Inactive|
|Belle Isle Light||Detroit River||Belle Isle||Destroyed|
|Big Bay Point Light||Lake Superior||Big Bay||1896||1961–1990||Active|
|Big Sable Point Light||Lake Michigan||Ludington||1867||Active|
|Bois Blanc Light||Lake Huron||Bois Blanc Island||1867||1955||Inactive|
|Caseville Harbor Light||Lake Huron||Caseville||Active|
|Cedar River Light||Lake Michigan||Cedar River||Active|
|Charity Island Light||Lake Huron||Charity Island||1857||1939||Inactive|
|Charlevoix South Pier Light Station||Lake Michigan||Charlevoix||1914/1948||Active|
|Cheboygan Crib Light||Lake Huron||Cheboygan||1857/1901||1984||Inactive/Moved|
|Cheboygan River Front Range Light||Lake Huron||Cheboygan||1880||Active|
|Clinton River Light||Lake St. Clair||Mount Clemens||1847||Destroyed|
|Copper Harbor Front Range Light||Lake Superior||Copper Harbor||1869||Active|
|Copper Harbor Light||Lake Superior||Copper Harbor||1849/1933||Active|
|Crisp Point Light||Lake Superior||McMillan Township, Luce County||1904||1947||Inactive/Museum|
|DeTour Reef Light||Lake Huron||De Tour Village||1847/1931||Active|
|Detroit River Light||Lake Erie||Rockwood||1875/1885||Active|
|Eagle Harbor Light||Lake Superior||Eagle Harbor||1851/1871||Active|
|Eagle Harbor Range Lights||Lake Superior||Eagle Harbor||1877||1911||Inactive|
|Eagle River Light||Lake Superior||Eagle River||1854/1857||1908||Inactive|
|Ecorse Light||Detroit River||Ecorse||1895||Destroyed|
|Ecorse Range Rear Light||Detroit River||Ecorse||1894||Destroyed|
|Fort Gratiot Light||Lake Huron||Port Huron||1825/1829||Active|
|Forty Mile Point Light||Lake Huron||Rogers Township, Presque Isle County||1897||Active|
|Fourteen Foot Shoal Light||Lake Huron||Cheboygan County||1930||Active|
|Fourteen Mile Point Light||Lake Superior||Ontonagon||1894||1934||Inactive|
|Frankfort Light||Lake Michigan||Frankfort||1873/1932||Active|
|Frankfort South Range Light||Lake Michigan||Frankfort||Destroyed|
|Frying Pan Island Light||St. Marys River||De Tour Village||1879/1882||Active|
|Gibraltar Light||Detroit River||Gibraltar||1838/1873||1879||Destroyed|
|Grand Haven North Pierhead Light||Lake Michigan||Grand Haven||Active|
|Grand Haven South Pierhead Entrance Light||Lake Michigan||Grand Haven||1839/1905||Active|
|Grand Haven South Pierhead Inner Light||Lake Michigan||Grand Haven||1839/1905||Active|
|Grand Island East Channel Light||Lake Superior||Munising||1870||1913||Inactive|
|Grand Island Harbor Rear Range Light||Lake Superior||Christmas||1868/1914||1969||Inactive|
|Grand Island North Light||Lake Superior||Grand Island||1854/1867||1961||Inactive|
|Grand Marais Range Lights||Lake Superior||Grand Marais||1895||Active|
|Grand Traverse Light||Lake Michigan||Leelanau Peninsula||1852/1858||1972||Inactive/Museum|
|Granite Island Light||Lake Superior||Granite Island||1868||Active|
|Grassy Island North Channel Range Lights||Detroit River||Grassy Island||1897||Destroyed|
|Grassy Island South Channel Range Lights|
(formerly Grassy Island Light)
|Detroit River||Grassy Island||1849/1896||Destroyed|
|Gravelly Shoal Light||Lake Huron||Saginaw Bay||1939||Active|
|Grays Reef Light||Lake Michigan||Bliss Township, Emmet County||1891/1936||Active|
|Grosse Ile North Channel Range Lights||Detroit River||Grosse Ile||1894/1906||1963||Destroyed/Inactive|
|Grosse Ile South Channel Range Lights||Detroit River||Grosse Ile||Active|
|Gull Rock Light||Lake Superior||Manitou Island, offshore west||1867||Active|
|Harbor Beach Light||Lake Huron||Harbor Beach, Michigan||1858/1885||Active|
|Harwood Point East Range Front Light||St. Marys River||Sugar Island||Destroyed|
|Holland Harbor Light||Lake Michigan||Holland||1872/1936||Active|
|Huron Island Light||Lake Superior||Powell Township, Marquette County||1868/1877||Active|
|Ile Aux Galets Light||Lake Michigan||Emmet County||1850/1888||Active|
|Isle Royale Light||Lake Superior||Isle Royale||1875||Active|
|Kalamazoo River Light|
|Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light||Lake Superior||Jacobsville||1868/1920||Active|
|Keweenaw Waterway Upper Entrance Light||Lake Superior||Stanton Township, Houghton County||1874/1950||Active|
|Lake St. Clair Light||Lake St. Clair||Harsens Island||1941||Active|
|Lansing Shoals Light||Lake Michigan||Newton Township, Mackinac County||1900/1928||Active|
|Little Sable Point Light||Lake Michigan||Golden Township, Oceana County||1874||Active|
|Little Traverse Light||Lake Michigan||Harbor Springs||1884/1963||Active|
|Ludington Light||Lake Michigan||Ludington||1871/1924||Active|
|Mama Juda Light||Detroit River||Mamajuda Island||Destroyed|
|Mama Juda Range Front Light||Detroit River||Mamajuda Island||Destroyed|
|Manistee Main Light||Lake Michigan||Manistee||Destroyed|
|Manistee Pierhead lights||Lake Michigan||Manistee||1875/1927||Active|
|Manistique East Breakwater Light||Lake Michigan||Manistique||1915/1917||Active|
|Manitou Island Light||Lake Superior||Manitou Island||1850/1861||Active|
|Manning Memorial Light||Lake Michigan||Empire||1990||Active|
|Mariners Memorial (River Rouge) Light||Detroit River||River Rouge||2003||Active|
|Marquette Breakwater Outer Light||Lake Superior||Marquette||1875/1908||Active|
|Marquette Harbor Light||Lake Superior||Marquette||1853/1866||Active|
|Martin Reef Light||Lake Huron||Clark Township, Mackinac County||1927||Active|
|McGulpin Point Light||Straits of Mackinac||Wawatam Township, Emmet County||1869||Active|
|Mendota (Bete Grise) Light||Lake Superior||Delaware||1870/1895||1960–1998||Active|
|Menominee Pier Light||Lake Michigan||Menominee||1887/1927||Active|
|Middle Island Light||Lake Huron||Alpena Township, Alpena County||1905||Active|
|Middle Lake George Light||St. Marys River||Sugar Island||Destroyed|
|Miller Memorial Light||Lake St. Clair||St. Clair Shores||Active|
|Minneapolis Shoal Light||Lake Huron||Big Bay de Noc||1935||Active|
|Mission Point Light||Lake Michigan||Old Mission Point||1870||1933||Inactive|
|Mission Point Light (1933)||Lake Michigan||Old Mission Point||1933||Inactive|
|Monroe Pier Light||Lake Erie||Monroe||1849/1884||1916||Destroyed|
|Munising Front Range Light||Lake Superior||Munising||1908||Active|
|Munising Rear Range Light||Lake Superior||Munising||1908||Active|
|Muskegon Breakwater Light||Lake Michigan||Muskegon||1851/1871||Active|
|Muskegon Pier Light||Lake Michigan||Muskegon||1903||Active|
|Naubinway Island Light||Lake Michigan||Naubinway||Active|
|New Buffalo Light||Lake Michigan||New Buffalo||Destroyed|
|North Manitou Island Light||Lake Michigan||North Manitou Island||1899||1935||Destroyed|
|North Manitou Shoal Light||Lake Michigan||North Manitou Island||1935||Active|
|Old Mackinac Point Light||Straits of Mackinac||Mackinaw City||1889/1892||1957||Inactive|
|Ontonagon Harbor West Breakwater Light||Lake Superior||Ontonagon||Active|
|Ontonagon Light||Lake Superior||Ontonagon||1852/1866||1964||Inactive|
|Passage Island Light||Lake Superior||Isle Royale||1882||Active|
|Peche Island Rear Range Light||Lake St. Clair||Peche Island, offshore west||1908/1983||Active|
|Peninsula Point Light||Lake Michigan||Bay de Noc Township, Delta County||1856/1866||1936||Inactive|
|Pentwater North Pierhead Light||Lake Michigan||Pentwater||Active|
|Pipe Island Light||St. Marys River||Drummond Township, Chippewa County||1888||Active|
|Poe Reef Light||Lake Huron||Bois Blanc Island, offshore||1893/1929||Active|
|Point Betsie Light||Lake Michigan||Lake Township, Benzie County||1854||Active|
|Point Iroquois Light||Lake Superior||Bay Mills Township, Chippewa County||1855/1871||1971||Inactive|
|Pointe aux Barques Light||Lake Huron||Port Hope||1848/1857||Active|
|Port Austin Light||Lake Huron||Port Austin, offshore||1878/1899||Active|
|Port Sanilac Light||Lake Huron||Port Sanilac||1886||Active|
|Portage Lake Light||Lake Michigan||Portage Lake||1891||Destroyed|
|Portage River (Jacobsville) Light||Lake Superior||Torch Lake Township, Houghton County||1856/1870||1920||Inactive|
|Poverty Island Light||Lake Michigan||Poverty Island||1874||1976||Inactive|
|Presque Isle Harbor Breakwater Light||Lake Superior||Marquette|
|Presque Isle Light (new)||Lake Huron||Presque Isle Township, Presque Isle County||1871||Active|
|Presque Isle Light (old)||Lake Huron||Presque Isle Township, Presque Isle County||1840||1871||Inactive/Museum|
|Rock Harbor Light||Lake Superior||Rock Harbor||1855||1879||Inactive|
|Rock of Ages Light||Lake Superior||Washington Island, offshore||1908||Active|
|Rouleau Point Range Front and Rear Lights||Keweenaw Waterway||Washington Island, offshore||1897/1937||Active|
|Round Island Light||Straits of Mackinac||Round Island||1895||1947–1996||Active|
|Round Island Light (St. Mary’s River)||St. Marys River||Round Island||1892||Inactive|
|Round Island Passage Light||Straits of Mackinac||Round Island Channel||1947||Active|
|Saginaw Bay Light||Lake Huron||Bay City||1831||1876||Destroyed|
|Saginaw River Rear Range Light||Lake Huron||Bay City||1876||1962||Inactive|
|Sand Beach North Entrance East Light||Lake Huron||Destroyed|
|Sand Hills Light||Lake Superior||Ahmeek||1919||1954||Inactive|
|Sand Point Light||Lake Michigan||Escanaba||1867||1934||Inactive/Museum|
|Sand Point Light (Baraga)||Lake Superior||Baraga||1878||1922||Inactive|
|Seul Choix Light||Lake Michigan||Mueller Township, Schoolcraft County||1892||Active|
|Six Mile Point Range Rear Light||St. Marys River||Inactive/Moved|
|South Fox Island Light||Lake Michigan||South Fox Island||1867/1934||1969||Inactive|
|South Haven Light||Lake Michigan||South Haven||1872/1903||Active|
|South Manitou Island Light||Lake Michigan||South Manitou Island||1839/1872||1967–2009||Active|
|Spectacle Reef Light||Lake Huron||Cheboygan County||1874||Active|
|Squaw Point Light||Lake Michigan||Destroyed|
|Squaw Island Light||Lake Michigan||Squaw Island||1892||Inactive|
|St. Clair Flats Front and Rear Range Light||Lake St. Clair||Harsens Island, offshore||1859||Active|
|St. Helena Island Light||Straits of Mackinac||St. Helena Island||1873||Active|
|St. Joseph North Pier Inner Light||Lake Michigan||St. Joseph||1832/1906||Active|
|St. Joseph North Pier Outer Light||Lake Michigan||St. Joseph||1832/1906||Active|
|St. Martin Island Light||Lake Michigan||St. Martin Island||1905||Inactive|
|St. Mary’s River Lower Range Front Light||St. Marys River||Destroyed|
|Stannard Rock Light||Lake Superior||Keweenaw Peninsula, offshore||1882||Active|
|Sturgeon Point Light||Lake Huron||Haynes Township, Michigan, Alcona County||1869||Active|
|Tawas Point Light||Lake Huron||Baldwin Township, Iosco County||1853/1876||2016||Inactive/Museum|
|Thunder Bay Island Light||Lake Huron||Alpena County||1832||Active|
|Tri-Centennial Light of Detroit||Detroit River||Detroit||Active|
|Vidal Shoals Channel Range Front and Rear Lights||St. Marys River||Sault Ste. Marie||Active|
|Wawatam Lighthouse||Lake Michigan||Emmet County||2006||Active|
|Waugoshance Light||Lake Michigan||Emmet County||1851||1912||Inactive|
|White River Light||Lake Michigan||Whitehall||1875||1960||Inactive/Museum|
|White Shoal Light||Lake Michigan||Emmet County||1891/1910||Active|
|Whitefish Point Light||Lake Superior||Whitefish Township, Chippewa County||1848/1861||Active|
|William Livingstone Memorial Light||Detroit River||Belle Isle||1930||Active|
|Windmill Point Light||Detroit River||Detroit||1933||Active|
|Windmill Point Range Front and Rear Lights||Detroit River||Detroit||Destroyed|
|Winter Point Range Front Light||St. Marys River||Active|
More to Explore on Michigan’s Shorelines
Did you know that the Upper Peninsula has 44 lighthouses on its shorelines?
In addition to lighthouses, Michigan’s shores on the Great Lakes have beautiful beaches. Take a look at our lists of Lake Michigan beaches and Lake Huron beaches to explore. You could check out beaches along Lake Superior and inland lake beaches and riverfronts, too.
Where are your favorite lighthouses in Michigan?