Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse in nearby Gulliver, was built to light the way for the increasing number of vessels carrying the iron ore that was being shipped out of Escanaba. It is now a community park for everyone to enjoy. This light is the only active light on the shores of Lake Michigan. It has been in continuous operation since it was completed in 1895. It is 78 feet tall and has 96 stairs to the top of the tower. Pronounced Sis-Shwa which means "only choice".

Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

Location: 905 S Seul Choix Pointe Road - Gulliver, MI 49840
Built 1892 | Automated 1972 | 80 feet

The Seul Choix Light is a lighthouse located in the northwest corner of Lake Michigan in Schoolcraft County, Michigan. The station was established in 1892 with a temporary light, and this light started service in 1895, and was fully automated in 1972. It is an active aid to navigation. There is now a museum at the light and both the building and the grounds are open for visitors from Memorial Day until the middle of October.

Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse
Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse

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The Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, pronounced “Sis-shwa” is located on US-2, 12 miles east of Manistique, and was once the center of a thriving fishing community. Seul Choix, French for “only choice” is a Michigan Historic Site and a Michigan Historic Site National Historic Landmark. The lighthouse has a rich history, and some even claim it is haunted. Visitors and workers have reported strange happenings, including the sound of someone (an old lighthouse keeper, perhaps?) climbing the steps.

The complex includes a two-story home, restored and decorated, and several outbuildings. There is also a maritime museum with a dugout canoe — one of the rarest finds to be uncovered in the Midwest. The lighthouse is operated by the Gulliver Historical Society in cooperation with the DNR and is open Memorial Day through mid-October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

Call (906) 283-3183. (Directions: From the junction of US-2 and County Road 432 in Gulliver, go south on County Road 432 (Point Inland Road) about 4 miles to gravel road/ County Road 431. Turn right (west) onto County Road 431 and go about 4 miles to the lighthouse.)


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