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Old Presque Isle Lighthouse was established in 1840 to protect mariners on the American side of Lake Huron. The white conical stone and brick tower was deactivated in 1871 when a new and taller structure was completed just 1 mile to the north. The light and the accompanying keeper's house are maintained by a local volunteer group.

Even though the light is inactive, there are many stories and tales from people having seen a light glowing at night in the empty lantern room.

Lake Huron is the 2nd largest of the 5 Great Lakes and the 4th largest lake in the world. With a length of 206mi(332 km) and a width of 183mi(295km), it creates a surface are of 23,000 sq mi(59,565 sq km)which is good for commerce, recreation and a valuable source of fresh water.

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  • Copyright: Earl Minnis (mile27) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 54] (256)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-10-08
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-10-13 15:27
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