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Forgotten Cistern Found

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A tranquil winter time scene at Mission Point ...
Photo by: Ceil Heller

This past autumn, while workmen were in the process of relocating a storage building at Michigan’s Mission Point Lighthouse back to its original location they unearthed an original cistern to the lighthouse that at one time collected rain water for use by the lighthouse keeper.

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The wood shed at Mission Point Lighthouse being ...
Photo by: Anne Griffith

The Mission Point Lighthouse in Traverse City, Michigan was deactivated in 1933 and is now part of a town park.

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The rediscovered cistern at Mission Point ...
Photo by: Ceil Heller

This story appeared in the Jan/Feb 2017 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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