• Indianhead Point stands tall along the Pictured Rocks. Photo copyright Craig Blacklock

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Multimedia Presentations

Au Sable Light Station podcasts

The following podcasts were developed by Karena Minor, seasonal Park Ranger (Interpretation) at the Au Sable Light Station. They were part of her Masters Degree project at Michigan State University, and represent her deep interest in the history of the station and its keepers.

If you download the podcasts and use them as an on-site hiking tour, begin at the lower Hurricane River Campground and walk 1.5 miles on the North Country Trail to the lighthouse. The first three podcasts feature the shipwrecks beginning with the Mary Jarecki at the lighthouse road gate. The last five podcasts are on the Au Sable Light Station itself.










Did You Know?

Dune grass thrives on the Grand Sable Dunes near Grand Marais, Michigan, in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

On October 6, 1972, ceremonies in Munising marked the establishment of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, America's first national lakeshore. To symbolically link the park's two gateway communities of Munising and Grand Marais, water was poured from two glass containers into a third. More...