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To better improve the flow of traffic in the Great Lakes, the United States Lighthouse Board approved seventy lights in the Great Lakes. One of these is the Sturgeon Point Light which was constructed in 1869. The construction of this tower in the Haynes Township in Michigan helped prevent numerous accidents that used to occur in the area regularly before the lights were installed.

The Sturgeon Point Light is best known for being one of the best examples of the Cape Cod style of lighthouse towers in the Great Lakes area. It was automated in 1939, and although it is still operated by the US Coast Guards as a lighthouse today, it is also a popular tourist attraction in the area being open to the public as a museum.

The Sturgeon Point Light regularly hosts events like the strawberry social for fundraising and a sail boat race every August.
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