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Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Mears
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The Little Sable Point Light is a lighthouse located south of Pentwater in the lower peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is in the southwest corner of Golden Township, just south of Silver Lake State Park.The lighthouse was designed by Col. Orlando M. Poe and has been described as "A classic Poe tower." The design used 109 1-foot-diameter wood pilings to be driven into the sand, capped by 12 feet of stone as a stout base for the brick tower. The walls of the tower are thick at the base and at its zenith.HistoryFollowing the loss of the Schooner Pride in 1866, public outcries for a light at this locale were finally heard and heeded. Congress approved funding in 1871, but construction was delayed until 1874 due to lack of roads to the site.The station was originally named "Petite Pointe Au Sable Lighthouse", which is the name used on most official records; officially, however, the name was changed in 1910. Although commonly called "Little Sable Point Light", it is listed by the National Park Service as "Little Point Sable Light".The lantern room has eight fixed panels in its lower section, and the upper has ten rotating panels.In 1954, the Lighthouse keeper's dwelling was destroyed by the Coast Guard when electricity reached the site and the light was automated. "Evidence of the connection between the dwelling and tower are obvious to the visitor."
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  • Nice climb to the top of the lighthouse for beautiful views. Also a nice walk along the beach. Make sure you go on a sunny day! 
  • This is a very picturesque spot. The dunes rise up in every direction around the lighthouse making for same great photo opportunities. There is a nice, sandy beach in front of the lighthouse, but ther...  more »
  • Point Sable Lighthouse is a must see when in the Mears, MI area. It is the tallest lighthouse along Lake Michigan, and yes, IT IS TALL!!! An absolutely beautiful lighthouse located along the dunes and...  more »
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  • Really cool lighthouse! Beautiful views from the top and it doesn't cost much to venture up there. You can capture some breathtaking photos and sunsets from here!
  • We loved going to the top, it was stormy that day and we could hear thunder over the lake. The inside of the lighthouse is interesting and has lots of little details to explore. It doesn't cost a lot to get to climb to the top 😂
  • The view from the top is incredible.!The tickets were about $5/person and were definitely worth it. Kids get coloring books and adults get pamphlets with amazing pictures in them.
  • Amazing lighthouse and amazing views of the Michigan lakeshore...130 steps to the top, but well worth it!
  • Out of all the 22 Lighthouses we visited this trip this is my favorite, not because of its History, but its ornate construction giving it a fairy tale appearance, one could spend hours photographing this lighthouse