Sunday, May 9, 2010

The William Livingstone Lighthouse

William Livingstone served as the President of the Lake Carriers Association from 1909 to 1925. Under his leadership, many improvements were made to the safety of the lake ships including the introduction of steel hulls, radios and other things. When he died, a memorial was made to his honor and a lighthouse was selected. The lighthouse was built in 1929.

The lighthouse was designed by Albert Kahn (you see his name sprinkled throughout this blog) and is made of marble. Up until the Tri-Centennial Light, it was the only lighthouse actually in the city of Detroit. It is the only lighthouse built of marble and the light can be seen for quite a way away. It is also only one of two in Michigan created as a memorial.

It is a pretty beautiful structure in the Art Deco style.

The woman signifies man conquering nature.

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