Sunday, November 22, 2015

And a Light to Guide Them

Since I was in the neighborhood, I decided to stop at the lighthouse.  It has actually been a while since I've been there.  Anyway....
 Built in 1829, the Fort Gratiot Light was the first in Michigan.  It is now the oldest surviving lighthouse.
 Believe it or not, it is still used as an active aid to navigation but it is now automated.
 It's a pretty cool looking light.
 and it was nice day.
 The tower is 85 feet tall and the light can be seen 21 nautical miles out.
A shot of the keepers house.

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