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Poverty Island Lighthouse
Photographed by: Larry Bell

Location: On Poverty Island south of Fairport, Michigan - Upper Peninsula

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Driving Directions: US-2 west of Manistique to Junction 183 South at Garden Corners. Follow 183 south through Garden Peninsula to Fairport. Lighthouse is 6.5 miles south of Fairport on Poverty Island. Accessible by boat.

Poverty Island Lighthouse was established in 1875, and now lies inactive and in ruins. At the south end of the island, this conical brick structure with attached quarters, has been left neglected and somewhat vandalized. Although in poor shape, the hope is that some group will rescue this historical Michigan site before it is beyond repair.