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Wawatam Lighthouse

This classic lighthouse started life in 1998 as a Michigan Welcome Center travel icon at Monroe, Michigan. In 2004, the Monroe Welcome Center was being revamped and the lighthouse was put up for relocation. The City of St. Ignace was the lucky recipient and the structure was trucked north in five pieces. It stayed on the Chief Wawatam Dock for a time, awaiting the construction of its new platform. The red, white and green lighthouse was repainted in bright white with red accents. In June 2006, a crane reassembled the tower on its new site. Everything was in readiness, just waiting for U.S. Coast Guard certification. Wawatam Lighthouse takes its name from the late railroad ferry Chief Wawatam, which used this same dock from 1911 through the mid-1980''s. When you visit the lighthouse, you will pass right by the Chief''s old lift gate. Wawatam Lighthouse''s beacon was first lit on August 20, 2006. Visible for more than 13 miles out over Lake Huron, it is now an official aid-to-navigation. The 250 millimeter Fresnel lens casts its light in a 152 degree arc.  The tower is 52 feet tall, but the Coast Guard looks at it in a different way. They rate it as 62 feet tall from the water. It is even lit in the winter to guide snowmobiles across the frozen lake.


Events in the area

Title Date Location
St. Ignace Heritage Days July 09, 2021 Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Arts & Crafts Dockside September 04, 2021 Downtown St Ignace

To Be Announced Events in the area

Title Date Location
St Ignace History Week Mid Aug Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Memorial Day Weekend Pageant - Cancelled due to COVID-19 Late May Mackinaw City
St. Ignace Fish Feast Mid Jul St. Ignace Marina
Mackinaw Historical Festival - Cancelled due to COVID-19 Early Aug Mackinaw Historical Village
Mackinaw Rendevous & Trade Fair - Cancelled due to COVID-19 Early Aug Conkling Heritage Park
Mackinac Bridge Walk Early Sep Mackinac Bridge
Antique Tractor Show Early Sep Little Bear Arena & Downtown St Ignace
Beer & Wine Festival Early Sep Mackinaw City
Mackinac Meltdown Celebration Early Apr Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Home Show Early Apr Little Bear East Arena
St. Ignace Rock & Run Mid May Star Line Railroad Dock
Native American Festival-Postponed due to COVID19 Late May Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Summer Arts & Crafts Show Late Jun Conkling Heritage Park
Mustang Stampede Mid Jul Mackinaw City
Rendezvous in the Sault - Cancelled due to COVID-19 Late Jul Sault Ste. Marie
Mackinaw Corvette Show Late Aug Mackinaw City
Mackinaw Arts & Crafts Show Late Aug Conkling Heritage Park
St Ignace Car Show Weekend Early Sep Downtown St. Ignace

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