The day before this, I was at Mackinaw City. It's one of my favorite places to visit. I always like to pick up a loaf of home style cinnamon bread at the local bakery. Then on to the shoreline, where there's a nice park and a lighthouse (of course).
Looking out over the waters of Lake Huron, one can see the Mackinaw Bridge which is over 4 miles long.
While there, I spotted a nice bunch of flowers....
Then I drove east of town to a lighthouse I'd never been to before, McGulpin Light
According to an early report (1700s) written by a Frenchman, this 640 acres belonged to a settler named McAlpin. But somehow over the centuries their family name became spelled McGulpin. There is a large boulder on the shore just a few yards from this lighthouse which was mentioned in those early records as a landmark... I find it interesting that it's still there, and no one has removed or destroyed it.
This whole area has a lot of history. Once inhabited by native Americans, it fell under French rule and then British rule. The fort was burned but has been excavated and rebuilt, with many artifacts on display.