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\"The People\'s Portage: Early Travel on the Keweenaw Waterways.\"

July 23, 2014
7:00 PM

Join Lynette Webber, Ranger with the Nation Park Service as she talks about early travel on the Keweenaw.

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Keweenaw Heritage Sites
25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, Michigan 49913



Ontonagon County Historical Society Museum and Lighthouse
The Ontonagon Museum exhibits the four phases of the County's development: Maritime History, Copper and mining, logging and lumber, and agriculture. Ontonagon is the oldest permanent settlement on the south shore of Lake Superior. A full size replica of the legendary Copper Boulder that was the magnet that attracted prospectors and set off the first metals rush in American History is on display. The museum also features the original 5th order fresnel lens from the Ontonagon Light Station. Research facilities and genealogical files are available.

The Ontonagon harbor Lighthouse is not only the westernmost lighthouse of Michigan's 124 lighthouses, but is also the oldest lighthouse on the mainland of the Copper district. Visitors are taken through the entire light station from ground floor to the top of the tower with narrative from informative guides. Some stair climbing is required in order to see the whole building. Tours are at 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30PM daily. Special tours by appointment.
Ontonagon County Historical Society Museum and Lighthouse
422 River Street
Ontonagon, Michigan 49953
(906) 884-6165

Visit us at:

Summer 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
(May 31-Oct. 15)

Winter 12:00 noon -5:00 PM
(Oct. 16-May 30 closed Sundays)

Admission Fees:
$3.00 museum
$5.00 lighthouse

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