• Along the Bay

    Along the Bay

    While the ore docks never materialized along Keweenaw Bay, the lighthouse at Sand Point was able to provide an important service none the less; to guide lumber boats into the bay to serve the region&#...

  • Sand Point Cribs

    Sand Point Cribs

    The location which we find the Sand Point lighthouse today is actually several hundred feed further inland then it had been originally. Rising lake levels at the turn of the century had eroded away mo...

  • Sand Point Lighthouse

    Sand Point Lighthouse

    Though geographically tied to the copper country, Keweenaw Bay was more closely linked to the distant mines of the Marquette iron range. With the Huron mountains creating a impenetrable barrier betwee...

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“Though geographically tied to the copper country, Keweenaw Bay was more closely linked to the distant mines of the Marquette iron range. With the Huron mountains creating a impenetrable barrier between those iron mines and the lake, the natural bay at the base of the Keweenaw became a viable location from which to ship the ore. With the arrival of the Marquette, Houghton & Ontonagon railroad to the bay around 1872, the region’s strategic importance appeared to be confirmed.”

Along the Bay

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While the ore docks never materialized along Keweenaw Bay, the lighthouse at Sand Point was able to provide an important service none the less; to guide lumber boats into the bay to serve the region’s numerous lumber mills. These mills ... More »

Sand Point Cribs

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The location which we find the Sand Point lighthouse today is actually several hundred feed further inland then it had been originally. Rising lake levels at the turn of the century had eroded away most of the beach fronting the ... More »

Sand Point Lighthouse

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Though geographically tied to the copper country, Keweenaw Bay was more closely linked to the distant mines of the Marquette iron range. With the Huron mountains creating a impenetrable barrier between those iron mines and the lake, the natural bay ... More »