Old Presque Isle Light

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Local legend tales of a former lightkeeper’s wife who was kept locked in the tower until she went insane. Her screams have been heard on the wind at night. Another legend, that of George Parris, surrounds this lighthouse. In the 1990s when the place became a museum, George and his wife Lorraine moved in to be caretakers and guides. George was a fun-loving guy known to play pranks. In 1992, he died of a heart attack, and Lorraine was surprised to find the light on, although its wiring was disconnected years before. The light is said to come on every day at at dusk and turn off at dawn. No one is sure how it happens, but at least one young girl visiting the lighthouse reported seeing George’s apparition in the lighthouse. She didn’t know George, but identified him when someone showed her his photo. She said it was him, “only a brighter white.”

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    Geographic Information

    5295 East Grand Lake Road
    Presque Isle, MI
    United States

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    45.34202045812893, -83.4782811999321
    Presque Isle County, Michigan
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