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Whitefish Point

Whitefish Point is located at the extreme southeastern end of Lake Superior. It is a critical turning point for all vessel traffic entering and leaving this largest of all the Great Lakes. The Whitefish Point Light Station was established by Congress in 1849; since then, a life-saving beacon has illuminated these dangerous waters for mariners continuously. Today, the Whitefish Point Light is the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior. Whitefish Point website

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum - Whitefish Point Light Station

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum opens for the 2011 season on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum has become one of Michigan's most popular destinations in the cultural tourism industry, attracting over 60,000 visitors each season. The museum is open every day May 1 to October 31, from 10 am to 6 pm. Museum patrons learn about the perils of maritime transport on the Great Lakes at the Whitefish Point Light Station, an Historic Site on the National Register of Historic Places. See the Whitefish Point Light Tower, in continuous operation for 149 years, the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior.

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory

Grand Marais sits very near a phenomenal concentration sport for migrating birds. The Whitefish Point Bird Observatory is located approximately two hours east of Grand Marais and offers a spectacular viewing point for spring and fall migrations. Spring migrations begin about mid-March and continue through mid-May, featuring Bald Eagles, Northern Goshawks, and 15,000 - 25,000 other raptors, including Golden Eagles, Osprey, Peregrine Falcons, owls, hawks, and vultures. The waterbird migration begins in April and features a large variety of loons, grebes, ducks, shorebirds, gulls, and terns, with many rare species spotted each year. Fall brings a return migration, with 50,000 - 100,000 waterbirds and fall-plumaged songbirds, mid-August through October. Whitefish Point Bird Observatory website

 
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