Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Shine A Little Light On Me

The former North Manitou Signal Light no longer guides ships around northern Lake Michigan but it still grabs your attention. Find it within the Glen Haven Canning Co. building which was first used as a warehouse and later as a cannery for cherries in the 1920s. The Glen Haven, Michigan building has since been restored as the Cannery Boathouse Museum. Check out the beach behind the building for seasonal swimming without congestion. There you can find the remains of a pier that once serviced 500 foot ships. Maybe your ancestors landed here. Know that.