In 1889, US Congress approved a light station to be built on Old Mackinac Point. It would take three years for the lighthouse to be lit for the first time at the direction of the first keep, George Marshall. George tended the lighthouse for 28 years until his retirement and replacement by his son, James. Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse stayed active until Mackinac Bridge opened in 1957.
This ¾" thick wooden lighthouse keepsake is handcrafted in the U.S. with colorful details. It can set neatly on a shelf, wainscoting, or window/door trim to remind you of a special place you've visited or dream of visiting someday. A short description is written on the back. Look for Casper, our mascot black cat, taking up residence within the design. This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow!