|| Presque Isle Harbor Breakwater, MI |
Located at the end of a breakwater extending from Presque Isle north of
For a larger map of Presque Isle Harbor Breakwater Lighthouse, click the lighthouse in the above map or get a map from: Mapquest.
Instructions: To reach Presque Isle Park from the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, continue
north on Lakeshore Boulevard for 2.8 miles. The road will become
Peter White Drive as you enter the park, and the foot of the breakwater will
be on your right.
The tower is owned by the Coast Guard. Grounds open, tower closed.
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Notes from a friend:
A monument near the breakwater carries the following message:
The awesome beauty of Lake Superior's waves have their dark and tragic side. The tremendous force of the waves and the frigid water can overpower even the strongest swimmers.
DO NOT WALK ON THE BREAKWALL WHEN WAVES ARE HIGH
Kurt A. Buffington (1970 - 1988) Shane C. Kulchyski (1970 - 1988)
Forever young Forever in our hearts
Shane Kulchyski was hit by a wave and swept off the breakwall during high waves on October 4, 1988. Kurt Buffington attempted to rescue him. They drowned in turbulent waters next to the breakwall. Both young men were freshmen at Northern Michigan University. This memorial and warning was donated by the students of Northern Michigan University, the families, and friends of Kurt and Shane as a warning to others. May whoever is drawn to the breakwall when waves are high heed the warning so that no other lives will be lost.
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