Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Harbor Beach Lighthouse

Harbor Beach is called the greatest freshwater manmade harbor in the world. On the end of a breakwater is the lighthouse which was built in 1871 to replace a wooden structure that was there in 1855. It shares its design with the Detroit River Light.

It is now automated.

Although it is kind of difficult to see, to the right is a ship. I'm not quite sure what ship it is though.

A shot of the lighthouse itself.

2 comments:

Kathy English said...

Do you have any pics of Point Aux Barque? (I think that's how it's spelled). My g-g-grandpa was lighthouse keeper there ;-0

Mikoyan said...

No, I do not have any pictures of that one but I will add it to my list. Looks like it is not far off from the Harbor Beach lighthouse.