Michigan Lighthouse Festival celebrating 150 Years at Big Sable Point

Summer Evening at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, photo by Craig Sterken Photography This weekend is the 2nd Annual Michigan Lighthouse Festival featuring Big Sable Point Lighthouse’s 150th Anniversary! The festival features lighthouse tours throughout the weekend, a vendor show on Saturday and Sunday, Friday Night dinner with special guest speakers, topped off with Ric Mixter … Continue reading Michigan Lighthouse Festival celebrating 150 Years at Big Sable Point

Big Sable Point from 2,000 feet

Big Sable Point from 2,000 feet, photo by Innerspacealien The Detroit Free Press recently had a fun article by Ziati Meyer titled Michigan Lighthouse Trivia that related: LIGHT AFTER DARKNESS: The deaths of 48 people in one year prompted the building of the Big Sable Point Lighthouse. The stretch of water between Big Sable Point … Continue reading Big Sable Point from 2,000 feet

Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park

Big Sable Point Lighthouse (Ludington State Park, Ludington Michigan), photo by Michigan Nut. I’ve featured Big Sable Point Lighthouse before on Michigan in Pictures, but most of you probably didn’t see that post. Besides, it was done on a day when the Great Lakes’ premier resource for lighthouse information, Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light, was … Continue reading Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park

Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park

Big Sable Point Lighthouse, photo by photoshoparama. Dan has a number of photos from Big Sable Point Lighthouse and you can see them bigger by checking out the slideshow. Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light is down (I fervently hope temporarily) so I can’t get the crunchy details on from his Big Sable Lighthouse page. Wikipedia’s … Continue reading Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park

Petite Pointe Au Sable Lighthouse

Little Sable Lighthouse 4 by kmoyerus Visit Ludington explains that Little Sable Point Lighthouse was originally named Petite Pointe Au Sable: Located in the Silver Lake State Park at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, the Little Sable Point Lighthouse is a 107′ brick structure, constructed in 1874. This lighthouse is one of the tallest in … Continue reading Petite Pointe Au Sable Lighthouse

Starry Night at Little Sable Point

Little Sable Point Starry Night, photo by malderink “Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.” ― Vincent van Gogh Big Sable Point yesterday, Little Sable Point today – is there a Medium Sable Point for tomorrow? ;) View the photo background bigtacular and see more in … Continue reading Starry Night at Little Sable Point

Colors of Crisp Point

Colors of Crisp Point, photo by John Rothwell Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light says that Crisp Point Lighthouse is located on the Lake Superior coastline between Whitefish Point and Grand Island. It’s one of the most beautiful stretches of shoreline in all of the Midwest and: It is difficult to imagine that during the 1800’s … Continue reading Colors of Crisp Point

Epic Sable Point

Epic Sable Point, photo by Jamie MacDonald NOAA’s Space Weather Advisory Center is a go-to resource for early alerts on potentially good nights for viewing the Northern Lights in Michigan. The Aurora Borealis made an appearance over the weekend, and Space Weather suggests that tonight holds some promise: The CME (coronal mass ejection) that produced G3 (Strong) geomagnetic storms … Continue reading Epic Sable Point

Big Sable Sunset

Big Sable Sunset, photo by Robby Ryke Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light has all the history on Big Sable Point Light Station. One interesting fact is that it holds the distinction of being the last Great Lakes light to become electrified in 1949. Terry notes that electrification was always a double-edged-sword, because it paved the … Continue reading Big Sable Sunset