North Point Lighthouse, WI, view from back of buildings
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit North Point Lighthouse in Wisconsin.
I’d written about North Point on this blog before (https://pathwayheart.com/lady-of-the-lighthouse/), so I was fairly familiar with its history. I’d seen pictures and read about its setting on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, so I knew I’d recognize it.
A native southerner, I’d never been to Wisconsin, and the sheer beauty of the area and the lakefront captivated me. Driving unfamiliar roads directed by my friend and navigator, we found ourselves in a neighborhood of impressive Victorian mansions. As I admired the assortment of wonderful, well-kept, historic homes, something struck a familiar chord with me. I had written about such a neighborhood. Then my navigator said, “Lighthouse coming up on the right.”
It was like meeting someone famous, yet somehow an old friend. And being there in person was like a reunion. Set back from the road, the charming keeper’s house and lighthouse stood proudly among its wealthy neighbors. I hurried down the gravel road to introduce myself, surprised to discover I was actually approaching from the back of the property.