Dancing Water at the Grand Haven Lighthouse

Dancing water, photo by curlyson. The Grand Haven Lighthouse is one of a shrinking number of still active Michigan lights. I think I read somewhere that due to its easy accessibility and the beauty of the area, it is the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Dave Wobser wrote a nice little article at Boatnerd … Continue reading Dancing Water at the Grand Haven Lighthouse

Storm waves over the Grand Haven Pier Light

DSC_0048-1 wr copy, photo by Heightened Senses [Dennis]. Lighthouse Friends says that the entrance to the Grand River in Grand Haven was originally marked by a tower near the south side , but that lighthouse was destroyed in a storm during the night of December 17, 1852. A second lighthouse was built in 1855 on … Continue reading Storm waves over the Grand Haven Pier Light

Encrusted Lighthouse (Grand Haven)

Encrusted Lighthouse, photo by taterfalls. The bitter cold has frozen Lake Michigan and allowed Tate King to grab this awesome view of the light at Grand Haven. You have to check this one out bigger! Here’s a post with another view & more information about the Grand Haven Lighthouse.

North Manitou Shoal Light and 3 other Michigan lighthouses for sale

via leelanau.com… Tales of the Crib, photo by Jim “To pass time, the men watched television, read books and magazines, played board games, and chatted with passing ship captains by radio. One coastguardsman perfected his rappelling skills by using ropes to descend from the gallery outside the lantern room to the concrete deck below.” ~Life … Continue reading North Manitou Shoal Light and 3 other Michigan lighthouses for sale

Celebrate Lighthouses at the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival

“September Gale” Grand Haven Breakwater Lighthouse is located in the harbor of Grand Haven, Michigan, photo by Michigan Nut. There is no other festival like it in the United States. The organizers have done a fantastic job of drawing both vendors and lighthouse buffs from around the globe to what has become the largest and … Continue reading Celebrate Lighthouses at the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival

Chinook Salmon … and the Grand Haven Haven Salmon Festival

Flying Salmon, photo by Mi Bob. Michigan has two species of salmon, Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). I’m thinking this is a chinook as it looks like the spots are all the way down the tail fin. The DNR says (in part): The salmon family, or Salmonidae, includes the salmon, trout, … Continue reading Chinook Salmon … and the Grand Haven Haven Salmon Festival

USCGC Mackinaw at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

USCGC Mackinaw, photo by loomisman. The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival (July 29 – August 7, 2011) has been held every year in Grand Haven. It features a parade of ships and a couple street parades, music, carnival, fireworks and all kinds of events and exhibits about the history of the United States Coast Guard. … Continue reading USCGC Mackinaw at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Grand Marais Harbor Light

Grand Marais Harbor Light, photo by James Marvin Phelps. I looked for a winter lighthouse photo … I hope it reminds us all to be thankful for summer’s warmth… The Grand Marais Light page from Terry Pepper says: “Big Marsh” is the direct translation of the French “Grand Marais.” While the name was given by … Continue reading Grand Marais Harbor Light

March 11, 2011 Northern Lights over Lake Superior

Editor’s note: I had planned a post about Michigan St. Patrick’s Day parades, some of which take place today or tomorrow. Check out  information for St. Paddy’s celebrations in Detroit, Bay City, Clare, Flint,Kalamazoo, Grand Ledge, Saugatuck, Traverse City and Muskegon. Sorry about that, but when the Aurora Borealis calls, I’m picking up the phone! March 11 Northern Lights over Lake Superior, … Continue reading March 11, 2011 Northern Lights over Lake Superior

Fly Fishing: Eagles in Grand Haven

Fly Fishing, photo by KevJams. I think Kevin shot this near Grand Haven. He has so many eagles in the first shot of his Birds of a Feather slideshow that it looks like Alaska. I rolled back through “Eagle” on Michigan in Pictures and found this photo of eagles over the Grand River in Grand Haven, … Continue reading Fly Fishing: Eagles in Grand Haven