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Address: West Entrance, Cross Village, MI 49723
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A silent and majestic sentinel, the Waugoshance Lighthouse marks the...

A silent and majestic sentinel, the Waugoshance Lighthouse marks the western entrance to the straits of Mackinac. Thousands of sailors and freighter captains have used Waugoshance to mark their arrival in the straits of Mackinac for business, sport and leisure. Latitude: 45.8101Longitude: -85.1324This treacherous area of Lake Michigan was the location of the first wood lightship stationed on Waugoshance Shoal in 1832. In 1851, the Lighthouse Board decided to replace the lightship with Waugoshance Lighthouse.The Waugoshance Lighthouse is best viewed by boat or from the air. Waugoshance Shoal and the waters surrounding the light are treacherous. Only distant views are advisable by boat, helicopter or plane.

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Best to visit by boat

Built in 1850 this lighthouse has seen many winters and monster storms. Yet the lighthouse stands as a monument to the past. While observable from Cross Village, it is best seen... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2015
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This lighthouse is looking a bit worn due to the pounding of the waves over the years, but it served a special purpose to keep people safe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Built in 1850 this lighthouse has seen many winters and monster storms. Yet the lighthouse stands as a monument to the past. While observable from Cross Village, it is best seen by boat. I have sailed past this lighthouse many times as part of a series of lighthouses guiding sailors through the Grays Reef. I hope I look as good... More 

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Chris W, Manager at Waugoshance Lighthouse, responded to this review

We agree she does look pretty darn good for all that she has gone through. Glad you have been able to see her up close as it is a pretty amazing structure. More 

Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

She is a beautiful endangered lighthouse. But we enjoy seeing her ever year we vacation in Cross village. Did a Lighthouse boat tour once that went out near her, Her fortitude in still standing against everything man, nature and cormorants can through at her is inspiring. Enjoy her beauty from a distance, The water near her is deadly.

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