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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Eagle River Lighthouse

You'll miss it unless you are looking for it--the Eagle River Lighthouse on the shores of Lake Superior in the UP.  It is a private residence today, but the first operational lighthouse in Keweenaw's Eagle River was in 1857.  It was deactivated in 1908, but someone has taken the care to preserve it. This little community was born out of the copper rush in the mid 1800's and many of the homes are pre-civil war. Today about 1800 people live in Eagle River.

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