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Chippewa County lighthouse now managed by Bay Mills Indian Community

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI— Beginning Wednesday, the Bay Mills Indian Community will undertake the management of historic Point Iroquois Lighthouse under an agreement with the Hiawatha National Forest.

The tribe will operate the lighthouse and the museum and share Anishinaabe history, cultural information and artifacts.

The 152-year-old lighthouse on the coast of Lake Superior in Chippewa County attracts about 40,000 visitors a year and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Officials say the historic agreement will allow the Bay Mills Indian Community and the Forest Service to create entirely new management and new stories to tell.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.