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Printed on 100% cotton rag cloth paper. Image Size; 5 x 7 in, unframed

Fort Niagra Light

Fort Niagara Light 1726

Located at Youngstown, New York, at the juncture of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, Fort Niagara Lighthouse stands as a mute reminder of early struggles for economic and political dominance in North America. By the late seventeenth century, the Niagara River and its portages around Niagara Falls, which connect Lake Ontario to Lake Erie and the upper Great Lakes, had become important to French fur traders as they ventured ever deeper into the continent's interior. In 1726 the French built Fort Niagara, which came to be known as the ''French Castle''.

Size: 5 x 7  Print:  $20. cad

Point Betsie

Point Betsie Lighthouse 1858

Built in 1858, it wasn't fully automated until 1983, making it the last manned lighthouse on mainland Michigan. Built on a slight rise in the sandy shoreline and guarded by a row of towering Lombardy poplar on a small ridge to the south, the lighthouse has a commanding view of the area. The pristine-white swelling is topped with a red-shingled barn-style roof that sharply contrasts with the blue of sunny skies. The large two story house easily accommodates two families comfortably. The round three story tower is attached to the house, so keepers were impervious to any rough weather that might howl outside.

Size: 5 x 7  Print:  $20. cad

Splitrock

Splitrock Light 1910

High up on a Minnesota cliff overlooking Lake Superior stand one of the world's great lighthouses. Photographed literally millions of times, featured on the covers of hundreds of publications, it may be America's best known and most visited lighthouse. An octagonal yellow brick structure, the tower is only fifty four feet high, but the cliff beneath  it soars more than 120 feet over the lake. This places the focal plane of the light 168 feet above the lake level and makes Split Rock one of the loftiest lighthouses on the Great Lakes.

Size: 5 x 7  Print:  $20. cad

Tawas

Tawas Point Light 1853

Called Ottawa Point until the turn of the 0th century, ranks as one of the most beautiful sports along the Lake Huron shore.The 70 foot tall conical brick tower sites on a small rise, and its white face is halfway up the structure.  It is topped by a black iron walkway and a 10 sided red roof that matches the shape of the lantern room.

 

Size: 5 x 7  Print:  $20. cad

Information collected from:

  • Great lakes Lighthouses by Bruce and Ray Jones
  • A Traveler's guide to 100 Eastern Great Lakes Lighthouses by  Laurie Penrose, Bill T. Penrose, Ruth and Bill J. Penrose
  • Alone in The Night by Andrea Gutsche, Barbara Chisholm, Russell Floren
  • Michigan Lighthouses by Laurie Penrose, Bill T. Penrose, Ruth and Bill J. Penrose
  • Rudy and Alice Lighthouse Page, www.rudyalicelighthouse.net

 

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