Tuesday, May 24, 2011


This is going to be continuing collection of photos of lighthouses that we have been to. When it comes to lighthouses, if Diane and I can get a chance to climb them, we will!

This is the South Manitou Island Lighthouse on Lake Michigan, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Only the rangers live on the island, with seasonal campers, and at night there is only firelight, starlight, and anchor lights.  You can hear coyotes yipping in the darkness. It's a beautiful and unspoiled place.

The picture of Di is looking northwest toward North Manitou Island.
Behind Randy is South Manitou Harbor, and over his right shoulder you can barely see Rachael Too, our S2 8.0 sailboat, at anchor. The last shot is looking south from the lighthouse.  Lovely.

Here are shots of the old light at Presque Isle, in norhtern Lake Huron, built in 1840.

This lighthouse is almost  hidden by the surrounding forest, so a new, taller one was built nearby around 1871. The old lighthouse is said to be haunted.  Next are photos of the new lighthouse...

The shot of Randy is looking West, the one of Di is facing southeast, on the New Presque Isle light. In the old days, the lights were built  about a day's sail apart from one another, to mark harbors of refuge on Lake Huron, which can be fierce during storms.

Where do you think the next lighthouse is?

If you guessed Gibbs Hill Lighthouse in Bermuda you were right!
Signing off for now .......more lighthouses to be added later!

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