I worked as a tour guide for two summers at the Umpqua River Lighthouse in Oregon. This opportunity enabled me to learn more about this lighthouse than any of the others I've seen. Although I have personally visited 302 lighthouses in the United States and three Provinces in Canada, the Umpqua River Lighthouse has special meaning for me.
The Peninsula Point Lighthouse is located in the Hiawatha National Forest at Rapid River, MI by Lake Michigan. It was built in 1865 and included this forty foot brick tower with keepers quarters attached. This lighthouse was deactivated in 1936. I visited this lighthouse in 1998 and saw remains of the house's foundation.
This is a picture I took at the the Hiawatha National Forest. It shows a likeness of the original Peninsula Point Lighthouse, and tells of the fire that destroyed the keepers quarters in 1959. It also mentions three landmarks that can be seen from the top of the tower. One of those landmarks is shown below.
This is a picture of the above referenced Minneapolis Shoal Lighthouse. I was able to take this picture using a 500 mm lens with a 2X coupler. Although the picture is not quality, I was happy to get it because the lighthouse is about ten miles off shore. This lighthouse was built in 1935 to replace the Peninsula Point Lighthouse.