Michigan island Light Station, October 29, 1930
Put window shades up and worked in old Tower. Started up New Tower at Sunset. Everything in good shape but Station looked odd. The Old Tower being dark the first time during Navigation in 72 years. NEW TOWER IN COMMISSION TONIGHT.
Landmark date! After years of dithering, the Lighthouse Service finally did something to solve the problems caused by the rash decision to build the Apostles’ first lighthouse in “the wrong place” eighty-four years earlier. The nearly-new Michigan Island tower (moved to Lake Superior from its original location on the Delaware River in Pennsylvania) was more than twice as tall as its predecessor, and actually could be seen by mariners before they ran into the shoals northeast of the island.
It’s much better that way. Trust me.