Saturday, January 5, 2013

Grosse Point Lighthouse of Evanston


"Grosse Point Lighthouse was built by the United States Government in 1873 as the lead lighthouse marking the approach to Chicago after several shipwrecks demonstrated its need. The promontory on which it stands was named Grosse Point (Great Point) by early French explorers and traders in the 17th century. Over the years, the U.S. Government dropped the French "e" on Point." - Grosse Point Lighthouse Website

4 comments:

Dina said...

Oh the lighthouse! I remember taking my little daughter up to the top some 30 years ago. It was fascinating.
Do they still have guided tours? Did you go in, Meead?

Meead Saberi said...

Thanks for your comment Dina. Yes, they still have guided tours, $6 for adults and $3 for children. Actually, I've never been up to the lighthouse. I will certainly do it one day though.

Petrea Burchard said...

I don't think I ever knew this was there!

Dina said...


Thanks.
I still remember being impressed by the extra thick, very special glass of the lens of the light.