End of the road for Waugoshance Lighthouse

End of the Road by Waugoshance Lighthouse Preservation Society Michigan Public Radio has a great feature on the Waugoshance Lighthouse which is soon to succumb to the ravages of the high water of the Great Lakes (though likely only the first to fall): One evening in the late 1800s, a lighthouse keeper named John Herman … Continue reading End of the road for Waugoshance Lighthouse

Waugoshance Morning

Waugoshance Lighthouse – Morning, photo by lomeranger You can today’s photo under “dedication” as photographer Jason Lome hiked 18 miles hauling his camping gear in temperatures ranging from 0 to -20F to get this shot! You can purchase right here. The Waugoshance Shoals entry at Terry Pepper’s fantastic Seeing the Light website tells the origin of this ruined … Continue reading Waugoshance Morning

Waugoshance Shoal Lighthouse, Revisited

Waugoshance Lighthouse – Revision 1, photo by lomeranger I thought that Jason’s incredible HDR – plus the fact that he paddled 14 miles to get this shot – was more than reason enough to revisit one of the most storied lights in the Great Lakes, Waugoshance Shoal Lighthouse. The Waugoshance Lighthouse Preservation Society explains: This … Continue reading Waugoshance Shoal Lighthouse, Revisited

Waugoshance Shoal Lighthouse

Waugoshance Shoal, Lake Michigan, photo by katbailey718. The Waugoshance Shoal Lighthouse is one of only three remaining “birdcage” lanterns left on the lakes and is considered one of the most endangered lighthouses in the world. It marks the western entrance to the Straits of Mackinac and in 1832 was the site of the first Lightship. … Continue reading Waugoshance Shoal Lighthouse

White Shoal Light & Terry Pepper

White Shoal Light by Joel Dinda Terry Pepper was almost certainly the greatest champion ever for the lighthouses of the Great Lakes. Although he passed in 2019, his Seeing the Light website remains as a fantastic resource for the lighthouses of the western Great Lakes. The White Shoal Lighthouse entry says (in part, because these … Continue reading White Shoal Light & Terry Pepper

Six Degrees from the White Shoal Lighthouse

White Shoal Lighthouse Aerial, photo by US Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City A reader shared a link to this photo with me, and this weekend I met a woman whose husband is a mechanic for the helicopter that took this photo. I thought that was pretty cool, but I also was putting groceries in … Continue reading Six Degrees from the White Shoal Lighthouse

Cruise to 32 Lighthouses including the Skillagalee Island Light!

Ile aux Galets, courtesy Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light I just learned about a super-cool cruise for lighthouse lovers that also benefits the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. mLive reports: There are 80 spots available for the trip which takes place in the northern part of Lake Michigan June 5-9. It is presented by the … Continue reading Cruise to 32 Lighthouses including the Skillagalee Island Light!

McGulpin Point Lighthouse on the Straits of Mackinac

McGulpin Point lighthouse circa 1900, courtesy Emmet County Davenport collection/Terry Pepper Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light says that McGulpin Point Lighthouse entry tells the story of this point at the tip of Michigan’s mitten from circa 1000 BC when the great Odawa war chief Sagemaw more or less wiped out the Mus-co-desh tribe for an insult to the Odawa to … Continue reading McGulpin Point Lighthouse on the Straits of Mackinac