the Paulding Light
LOCATION: Watersmeet, MI (upper peninsula)
OPEN DATES: can be seen at night
An unexplained light can be seen most every night.
I am yet to see it, however, I have talked with many people who have seen--who's
grandparents have seen it. It's wild from what I hear.
|ACTIVITY:Visit the USS Silversides
LOCATION: Muskegon, MI
Free to Visit, Tours $15 adult $12.50
OPEN DATES: Daily 10 to 4
USS Silversides (SS-236) received twelve battle stars for World War II service, and was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. She is credited with sinking 23 ships, the third-most of any allied World War II submarine, behind only the USS Tang and USS Tautog. The tonnage of the ships sunk by Silversides amounted to 90,080 tons, second only to the Tang's total. Judged by such standards, Silversides has the most prolific combat record of any still-extant American submarine. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and a the upper deck of a ship is also on same site. Even if you don't want to pay for the tour this worth seeing.
LOCATION: Kalamazoo, MI 107 N Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
Small fee for guided tour
OPEN DATES: May-Oct. from noon to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.
This is Marshall's now famed "Honolulu House." Now well over 130 years old, it was built by Abner Pratt in 1860. He was chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, 1853-1857, and United States Council to Hawaii (1857-1859) under President James Buchanan.
A house of true tropical architecture, it had fifteen-foot ceilings, ten-foot doors, long open galleries with the dining room and kitchen on the ground level and a sweeping circular stair rising to an observation platform on the roof more than thirty feet above. The platform in Hawaii would have afforded him a view of the sea and the incoming ships, but in Marshall it afforded him a view of his daughter's house directly across the street. Across the street is Michigans oldest operating bed and breakfast and house is facing a large fountain at City Center.