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…

Old School Efficiency at Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse, photo by Frank Wulfers Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light has an extensive article on Copper Harbor Lighthouse that shines a light on some solid planning from back in the day … and some that was less so: As was the case with virtually all of the lighthouses built on the Great Lakes…

Stannard Rock: The Lonliest Lighthouse in the World

Stannard Rock Lighthouse, photo by Michigan Tech University College of Engineering I came across this stunning video overflight of Stannard Rock Lighthouse last month and discovered a lighthouse I wasn’t familiar with. Stannard Rock Lighthouse at Lighthouse Friends says (in part): Stannard Rock, a substantial reef barely covered by the waters of Lake Superior, was named for…

Sunset at Muskegon Lighthouse

Sunset at Muskegon Lighthouse, photo by Amie Lucas‎ Lighthouse Friends’ page on the Muskegon South Pier Light begins: The name ‘Muskegon’ comes from the Ottawa Indian term ‘Masquigon,’ meaning “marshy river or swamp,” and refers to the Muskegon River that expands into Muskegon Lake before emptying into Lake Michigan. Settlement on the shores of Lake Muskegon…

Lighthouses, Engineers & Orlando Metcalfe Poe

Poe Reef Lighthouse under construction, courtesy National Archives & Lighthouse Friends Estately has compiled a list of what each state has the most of and for once, Michigan appears to have come off well: Michigan has the most lighthouses and the most engineers per capita. So if you’re a photographer looking for a romantic getaway…

St Joseph Outer & Inner Pier Lighthouses

St Joseph Sunset, photo by PhotoJacko We’ve all been seeing a bunch of photos from the frozen St. Joseph Pier, so I thought it would be good to give you a little primer about which is which. It took a little digging, but Dave Wobster at Boatnerd.com has the best info on St. Joseph North…

Encased … and Encammed at St. Joseph Lighthouse

Encased, photo by John Burzynski While the St. Joseph Lighthouse just made an appearance in my 2014 roundup, sometimes you can’t have too much of a good thing. Speaking of good things, there’s a webcam at the St. Joseph lighthouse that allows you to look in on this incredible scene whenever you want! View John’s photo…

Milky Way and Stars over Ludington Lighthouse

Milky Way and Stars over Ludington Lighthouse, photo by Craig Craig writes: The beacon shines brightly from both the North Breakwater Lighthouse and the South Breakwater Light in Ludington Michigan at night. The Milky Way and other stars shine brightly on this Lake Michigan scene. View his photo bigger and see more in his slideshow.…