Continuing my trek through upper Michigan, I made a stop at Whitefish Point. Located on the edge of southern Lake Superior, it is known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes." Whitefish Bay has been the site of numerous shipwrecks, and even today is an area marked by high winds and treacherous waters.
The lighthouse on Whitefish Bay is vital to freighters and shipping traveling through. Built in 1847, the light was taken care of by keepers until 1971 when the radio beacon, fog signal, and light became automated and controlled from Sault Ste. Marie. My visit to the light was met with icy sidewalks and high winds. Despite the miserable weather conditions, the beauty of Whitefish Point was undeniable.
Whitefish is also home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, which will reopen in May.