The Cheboygan Point Lighthouse ruins and the lost town of Duncan – Michigan

Hidden among the trees in northern Michigan and along the shores of Lake Huron in the Cheboygan State Park lies the ruins of the old Cheboygan Point Lighthouse. When sailing from the east, mariners have two options for reaching the Straits of Mackinac: the North Channel, between Mackinac Island and Round Island, or the South Channel, which passes between the southern side of Bois Blanc Island and the mainland. On September 28, 1850, Congress appropriated $4,000 for a lighthouse “on the point of land about three miles east of Cheboygan…

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#TodayInHistory – June 16

June 16 – Some important events on this day. 1784 👉🏼 Holland forbids the wearing of orange clothes 🥻 1794 👉🏼 1st stone laid at biggest Dutch grain windmill De Walvisch in Schiedam 🇳🇱 1858 👉🏼 Abraham Lincoln says “A house divided against itself cannot stand” accepting Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the Senate 1880 👉🏼 Salvation Army forms in London 1884 👉🏼 1st roller coaster opens. On this day, the first roller coaster opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. Known as a switchback railway, it was the…

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