Big Bay Point Lighthouse
Big Bay, Michigan
4674 Co Rd KCB
Big Bay, Michigan
The Big Bay Point Lighthouse, located near Big Bay on Lake Superior in Michigan, has a rich history dating back to its construction in 1896. Originally established to guide ships safely through the unpredictable waters of Lake Superior, the lighthouse served as a crucial navigational aid during the booming shipping era in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The construction of the lighthouse was prompted by the increasing maritime traffic in the region and the need for a reliable beacon to prevent shipwrecks. The lighthouse was automated in 1941, marking the end of the era of resident keepers manually operating the light.
The lighthouse went through various changes and renovations over the years. In the late 20th century, the Big Bay Point Lighthouse was transformed into a bed and breakfast, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience maritime history firsthand.
The Big Bay Point Lighthouse in Michigan is often associated with paranormal tales, contributing to its reputation as a haunted location. One notable story involves the ghostly presence of a former keeper named Will Prior, who served at the lighthouse in the early 20th century. According to local legends and accounts from visitors and staff, Will Prior fell to his death from the tower while painting it. It is said that his spirit lingers in the lighthouse, with reports of ghostly apparitions and unexplained occurrences, such as flickering lights and mysterious footsteps.
Visitors and paranormal enthusiasts have reported various eerie experiences during their stays at the Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast. Some claim to have heard unexplained sounds, like footsteps and whispers, while others describe encounters with shadowy figures.
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