The Lighthouse at Seul Choix Point  LbNA # 34897

Owner2 Small Gardners    
Placed DateSep 7 2007
LocationGulliver, MI
Found By 2 Small Gardners
Last Found Aug 12 2017
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This is an unusually beautiful lighthouse and museum complex — AND visitors can climb the lighthouse tower for a grand view. Seul Choix Point is near Lake Michigan's northernmost tip, surrounded by water. The name, pronounced "sis-SHWA," means "only choice" in French. Legend has it that voyageurs, caught in a storm, found their only harbor of safe refuge was at the bay here formed by the point. The light warns ships away from the limestone shoal that extends out from the point's south shore.

From the 78-foot tower (96 steps up!) visitors can see all the way to the Beaver Archipelago on a clear day. The tower is also a good place to observe limestone being loaded onto freighters at Port Inland Harbor, three miles across Seul Choix Bay. Ships come in close to the light as they head down bound for the steel mills east of Chicago. Seul Choix Point Lighthouse is open from Memorial Day Weekend until mid-October. Hours are 10am to 6pm seven days a week. Tour the Keepers dwelling and climb the tower for a great view of Lake Michigan. Phone number at the lighthouse and museum is 906-283-3183.

Getting there: From the junction of US-2 and County Rd. 432 in Gulliver, about 11 miles east of Manistique, go south on CR-432 (Point Inland Rd ) about 4 miles to County Rd. 431. Turn right (west) onto CR-431, which is a gravel road, and go approximately 4 miles to the lighthouse.

Clues: Locate the Weather Tower which is in front of the Fog Signal Building. From the tower, travel 180 degrees to the footpath which meanders to Lake Michigan. Follow the path through the row of cedars. Once through the row of cedars, travel at 280 degrees for 22 steps to the woodpeckers totem pole. From here travel due north to locate “X” marks the spot. Follow in the direction of the limestone arrow which lays in front of the “X” for 22 steps. In the tangled cedar root mass the treasure that you seek lays. Stamp in on the limestone ledge and on a clear day enjoy a view of the distant islands.