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The two RV Gypsies at Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
in Oscoda, Michigan
June 15, 2013

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse signmap showing location of Sturgeon Point Lighthouse in Michigan

Sturgeon Point is one of over 150 past and present lighthouses in Michigan. Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state.

Karen Duuette at the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse sign

The Sturgeon Point Lighthouse can be reached by going to the left of the sign shown above and through the parking lot. However, the two RV Gypsies walked to the right of the sign and headed towards Lake Huron. This gave them a pleasant walk and a nice view of Lake Huron and still brought the two RV Gypsies to the Lighthouse.

view of Lake Huron by Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
view of Lake Huron by Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

view of Lake Huron by Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse is located five miles north of Harrisville on Lake Huron and was completed in November 1870. The tower is 71 feet tall and is 16 feet in diameter at its base. The light is a 3.5 order Fresnel lens made in Paris, France. The light is still maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. The keeper's house is now a maritime museum which is open to the public from Memorial Day to mid-September. The lighthouse tower is open to the public. The grounds are open all year.

Karen Duquette points to Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Lee Duquette by the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
sign Alcona County Historical Site

Looking through an open window into the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Looking through an open window into the Sturgeon Point Lightouse

Two Rudders from sunken ships

rudder from a sunken ship
rudder from a sunken ship
inside the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum
inside the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum
inside the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum
inside the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum

The lens (shown in the photo below) was removed from White Shoals Lighthouse (Straits of Mackinaw) on July 3, 1996. It is a motorized, constant rotation flashing lantern, installed in the 1970's and removed as part of an up-grade program by the U.S. Coast Guard.

This lens was removed from White Shoals Lighthouse
inside the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum
replica of the lighthouse
inside the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum
inside the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum
inside the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum
inside the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum
Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in Oscoda and Tawas, Michigan
June 15-16, 2013

You may visit these eleven (11) sites in any order you choose.
There is also a link to Mackinac Island and more below the double menu.

Au Sable Harbor and Pier

Oscoda Beach Park and Pier

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Tawas Point Lighthouse

Old Bailey School

Paul Bunyan Statue and Oddities

The two RV Gypsies drove on the River Road Scenic Byway, a 22-mile drive between Oscoda and South Branch that runs parallel with the beautiful Au Sable River. It is a designated National Scenic Byway. The Lumberman's Monument, Canoer's Memorial, Iargo Springs, and Foote Pond Scenic Overlook are all attractions off of the River Road Scenic Byway.

Lumberman's Monument

Canoer's Memorial

Iargo Springs (beautiful)

Foote Pond Scenic Overlook

Cooke Pond, Horseshoe Island, Au Sable River,
and 544 steps

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all eleven (11) sections above, please continue on to Mackinac Island /Mackinaw City and two lighthouses