Au Sable Lighthouse, photo by Marilyn Turk
Finally, three keepers and their families were assigned to the light station, providing companionship in the isolated location. Although the brick keeper’s house attached to the lighthouse was large, it was crowded with so many people until another keeper’s house was built.
The lighthouse was automated by the Coast Guard in 1958, and the property became part of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Although the keepers are gone, the light is still active, still warning ships of the unseen dangers below the surface of the lake.
The Bible mentions light over 200 times, referring to God as the creator of light, His Word as light and God Himself as light. Like a lighthouse, His light guides and reveals.
“He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness,
and light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:22