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Repeating History at Sand Hills


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Shown here in this vintage photograph are Bill and Mary Bennetts, who were the first people to live at Michigan’s Sand Hills Lighthouse where Bill served as the first head lighthouse keeper from 1919 to 1939.

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Photo by: Philip Hunter

Proving that history does repeat itself, the current owners of the magnificently restored lighthouse, Bill Frabotta and Mary Mathews have the same first names.

Sand Hills Lighthouse is located 25 miles northeast of Houghton, Michigan on the Keweenaw Peninsulas north shore. The lighthouse, with its elegantly furnished rooms, is now available for overnight stays as a bed and breakfast. For more information you can visit their web site at www.SandHillsLighthouseInn.com or contact them at P.O. Box 298, Ahmeek, Michigan 49901. Phone 906-337-1744.

This story appeared in the July 2010 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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