Bray’s Point Lighthouse Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Bray’s Point Lighthouse – Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Bray’s Point Lighthouse Oshkosh, Wisconsin In 1907 and 1908, William Bray acquired several parcels on the point just east of where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago. Known now as Bray’s Point, this land was fairly isolated at the time, but Bray renovated an old house on the point and then built a private harbor…

Asylum Point Lighthouse Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Asylum Point Lighthouse – Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Asylum Point Lighthouse Oshkosh, Wisconsin Asylum Point, a promontory that separates North and South Asylum Bay, was the site chosen for a lighthouse in 1937. Built on an artificial island, Asylum Point Park was popular with picnickers who gained access by a wooden bridge. The 24-foot lighthouse was rejected by the DOT and was never…

Eagle Harbor

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse on the Keweenaw Peninsula

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse on the Keweenaw Peninsula Eagle Harbor, Michigan Eagle Harbor Light is an operational lighthouse located in Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Michigan. The original lighthouse was built in 1851 and was replaced in 1871 by the present brick structure, which is a Michigan State Historic Site. Eagle Harbor light is one of serval…

Old Fort Niagara Light Front

Old Fort Niagara Light – Youngstown, NY

Old Fort Niagara Light – Youngstown, NY Old Fort Niagara Lighthouse is located on the grounds of Fort Niagara, on the south shore of Lake Ontario in New York state. Fort Niagara Lighthouse was established in 1782 on the roof of Fort Niagara “French Castle.” Its purpose was to prevent vessels sailing at night from…

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Niagara Falls – Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara Falls is at the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada. Niagara Falls is comprised of three waterfalls, the Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. All the water comes from the streams and rivers that empty into the great lakes from…

French Canyon

Starved Rock State Park – Utica, Illinois

Starved Rock State Park – Utica, Illinois Starved Rock received its name for an event that allegedly took place there about 1770.  According to Native American tradition, some Peoria Indians who came under attack by a war party of Potawatomi Indians suffered starvation when trapped on atop the 125-foot rock with food or water. (http://www.museum.state.il.us/)…