Old Mission Point Light

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Old Mission Point Light in 1998
Old Mission Point Light in 1998

Old Mission, Michigan

Built: 1870

Decommissioned: 1933

Mission Point, which divides Grand Traverse Bay into its east and west arms, was named after the Peter Dougherty Mission. The property is now maintained as a park by the State of Michigan and the lighthouse now serves as living quarters for township employees. The light stands almost exactly on the 45th parallel, halfway between the North Pole and the Equator.

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