Pier Energy at Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse

Pier Energy, photo by Aaron Springer The Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse entry at Terry Pepper’s excellent Seeing the Light says the tip of the light is 72 feet off the water, making that spray over 80′ tall!! Click above for a ton more, but here’s something about the light tower: 1912 saw significant a significant change in … Continue reading Pier Energy at Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse

Today & Yesterday at Point Iroquois Lighthouse

Point Iroquois Lighthouse on Whitefish Bay, photo by Cole Chase Photography The Point Iroquois Lighthouse page at Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light has a 100+ hear old photo of the light taken from almost exactly the same angle as Cole’s! View his bigger and see more great shots from fall of 2014 in his Autumn … Continue reading Today & Yesterday at Point Iroquois Lighthouse

Sunrise on McCarty’s Cove & Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

“McCarty’s Cove” Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, photo by John McCormick Just got back from Marquette, and I have to say, this is one cool city!! John took this photo back in August of 2011 at sunrise at McCarty’s Cove, one of Marquette’s best beaches according to Travel Marquette. I really had to dig (seriously, a Mining Journal … Continue reading Sunrise on McCarty’s Cove & Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

#TBT Tawas Point US Lighthouse Service Crew Training

Tawas Point Lighthouse Crew Training, photo by UpNorth Memories The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association has an excellent history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service that says in part: In 1878 the growing network of lifesaving stations was finally organized as a separate agency of the Treasury Department and named the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Sumner I. … Continue reading #TBT Tawas Point US Lighthouse Service Crew Training

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

Fourteen Foot Shoal Lighthouse in Lake Huron

14 foot shoal lighthouse, photo by David Juckett Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light remains the gold standard for information about the lighthouses of the Great Lakes. Terry writes (in part) of the process of constructing Fourteen Foot Shoal Light near the entry into Cheboygan Harbor: With completion of the work at Poe Reef in 1929, … Continue reading Fourteen Foot Shoal Lighthouse in Lake Huron

Houghton’s Keweenaw Upper Entrance Lighthouse

Homeward Bound, photo by Bobby Palosaari Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light is my go-to for Michigan lighthouse lore. His entry for the Keweenaw Upper Entrance Lighthouse says in part: With the meteoric growth of copper mining in the Keweenaw between 1843 and 1968, increased shipping access to the twin cities of Houghton and Hancock became increasingly important. … Continue reading Houghton’s Keweenaw Upper Entrance Lighthouse

Quiet Night at Frankfort Lighthouse

Quiet Night at Frankfort Lighthouse, photo by Snap Happy Gal Photography I was going to talk this morning about how I will continue to talk about what I want to talk about on Michigan in Pictures, but then I saw this awesome photo by Heather. I’m sure you get the idea. On her Snap Happy Gal blog where … Continue reading Quiet Night at Frankfort Lighthouse

Point Betsie Lighthouse: Ice Station Zebra Edition

Enchanted Point Betsie, photo by Kristina Lishawa The winds howl, the snow falls, and the waves crash, yet Betsie stands more beautiful and enchanting than ever. ~Kristina Lishawa View Kristina’s photo bigger and be sure to follow her at Kristina Lishawa Photography on Facebook! More about Point Betsie Lighthouse (with another cool winter view) on Michigan in Pictures.

Ice is Nice at the Menominee Light Lighthouse

Ice is Nice, photo by cohodas208c I’ll never miss a chance to tout Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light as one of the premier resources for information about Michigan’s lighthouses, as well as others on the Great Lakes. He packs them full of the history including the political maneuverings and economic reasons for lighthouse development and closure … Continue reading Ice is Nice at the Menominee Light Lighthouse