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Presque Isle Holds Annual Christmas at the Lighthouse

The New Presque Isle Lighthouse was decorated for the holiday season. Members of the Presque Isle Township Museum Society hosted their 3rd Annual Christmas at the Lighthouse.

The lighthouse was decorated in Christmas style, as it would appear back in 1915.

President of the Presque Isle Township Museum Society, John Laycock said it’s important to know the history of travel through the lighthouse.

“Well actually this part of Michigan and all along the Lake Huron coast really is a very vital part of the history of Michigan because for a long time the only way you could access the interior of the country is either by wagon train or you could take the boats through the great lakes. It was also a very dangerous way to travel. There are literally hundreds of wrecks all around the Michigan coast. So it’s important I think for young people to gain an appreciation of how difficult travel was in the United States up until recently,” Laycock said.

Laycock also said he enjoys seeing smiles on kids faces as they enjoy the holiday fun.

“I think it’s just fun to see all of the families come out. They come through here, the museum, and then they go over and enjoy hot chocolate, and cookies over in the hall. It’s really a very nice way for people to celebrate Christmas with their families. And we’re happy to be able to provide an opportunity for people to do that,” he added.

Besides staying warm with hot chocolate, and taking a tour inside of the museum, families also enjoyed a sleigh ride; visit with Santa, and a Christmas themed coloring book.