Whitefish Point Lighthouse

The modern steel tower and well-maintained grounds of the Whitefish Point Lighthouse leave little hint that the light is 150 years old and the oldest active light on Lake Superior.

Originally built as a stone tower in 1848, the lighthouse was replaced with its current design in 1861, after the opening of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. The broad framework legs of the tower are designed to withstand high winds and storms from the lake.

Lake Superior’s severe storms are responsible for another feature at Whitefish Point: the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum on the lighthouse grounds. Whitefish Point neighbors the most hazardous part of Lake Superior, where the most vessels have been lost. One of these is the famous Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank on November 10, 1975, one of the rare times in 150 years that the Whitefish Point Light was out.

Michael Jones is an award-winning pianist and composer as well an author, educator, speaker, storyteller, and dialogue facilitator– all pursuits to promote personal transformation and organizational learning. The founding artist of Narada Productions, Jones has sold more than two million recordings worldwide.


Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light: Whitefish Point Light
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum (at Whitefish Point Light)
Inventory of Historic Light Stations: Whitefish Point
Michael Jones Pianoscapes

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