Paradise is a city in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
All vessels entering or leaving Lake Superior must past Whitefish Point, also known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes", an area eleven miles outside of town that is one of the easternmost points on the Lake Superior coastline. The numerous shipwrecks in the area include the very first ship known to sail on Superior, the sixty-foot trading vessel Invincible, which was lost in 1816. The bell of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a US ship which sank in 1975 in the area (but just across the international boundary into Canada, which is water) is preserved in a museum there.
- Whitefish Point Light. The oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior when it was automated in 1971. The first light tower, built with stone in 1848 and powered by whale oil, was replaced with the present steel tower during the Lincoln administration in 1861.
- Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, 18335 N Whitefish Point Rd. (at Whitefish Point light station), ☎ +1 906 635-1742. This Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society museum, located at Whitefish Point (11 miles north of Paradise MI), exhibits artefacts from shipwrecks in the Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve and the bell from the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald.
- Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve. Wrecks including the Comet, John B. Cowle, Drake, Samuel Mather, Miztec, Myron, Niagara, John M. Osborn, Sagamore, Superior City and Vienna are protected for future generations of sports divers.
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