The East Breakwater Light was first lit in 1917 and automated in 1969. The 35' red light tower is shaped like a square pyramid and may be seen from almost everywhere along the beach. The original light was a Fourth Order Fresnel Lens, now replaced with a 300 MM automatic beam.
A Boardwalk goes for almost two miles along the shoreline and lets you walk along the beach from many of the motels into town or to the marina and the breakwater light. The boardwalk is wheelchair accessible. The boardwalk offers interpretive signs, a fishing pier, picnic areas and access to the the East Breakwater Light. There is an abundant supply of birds and other wildlife to see . Bio:http://www.exploringthenorth.com/manistique/index.html