The Old Presque Isle lighthouse was completed in 1840, but was replaced by the New Presque Isle lighthouse 31 years later after it was determined that the old light house needed too many repairs. The New Presque Isle light house was built taller and in a better location on the peninsula.

The Old Presque Isle Lighthouse was completed in 1840. It was replaced by the New Presque Isle Lighthouse 31 years later, after it was determined that the old light house needed too many repairs. The New Presque Isle Lighthouse was built taller and in a better location on the peninsula. Image courtesy of Thunder Bay 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

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