Sand Point Lighthouse Escanaba Michigan
Last year we had to run and pick up a part in Escanaba, Michigan, Since we were headed there already, we decided to spend a few hours checking out Sand Point Lighthouse Escanaba Michigan and the surrounding area.
You may have noticed a pattern with me. I never seem to pass up the chance to photograph lighthouses, old houses, rusty items and things that give me interesting stories from the years that have passed us by. Escanaba is full of all of those things. Things that make me excited!
We walked along the golden sand beach. When you have a golden yellow, clean sand, you must take off your shoes and walk in the water; just to check the temperature. COLD. It was COLD.
There was this bridge that caught my attention. I spent a few minutes trying to find an angle to photograph it from.
No trip is complete without riding through the city to check out the architecture.
The Sand Point Lighthouse is located in Ludington Park in Escanaba, Michigan. It is a magnificent structure to be appreciated. It is one of two lighthouses bearing that name in Michigan.
The lighthouse was built in 1867 to warn ships of the sand reef in Little Bay De Noc.
Sand Point Lighthouse Escanaba Michigan served mariners continuously from 1868 until 1939.
In 1990, the Delta County Historical Society opened the restored Sand Point lighthouse to the public. Tours are available during the summer hours for a fee.
Joseph Medill Fireboat
It was time to head home. The Joseph Medill made me stop in my tracks. Ok, one last photo before we leave?
According to Fire Strikes the Chicago Stock Yards the Joseph Medill and Graeme Stewart were built in the same yard in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, at the same time, and were “twins”
The fireboat Joseph Medill, also known as Engine 37, once served the Chicago River at the foot of the Orleans Street Bridge. Another piece of history just sits on the banks for us to admire.
For a trip that was supposed to be for just parts, we certainly had an excellent time exploring. If you enjoy exploring too, feel free to check out my suggested posts below or visit my photo galleries to see where I have been here.