Sunday, June 2, 2013

Frozen Lighthouses of Lake Michigan

35-foot St. Joseph that was first built in 1844. The lighthouse would often receive a thick layer of ice during winter storms when freezing waves up to 6 meters tall crash into the piers. The air temperature drops 20 degrees below zero. The outer light is over 100 feet from the inner light, and there is only about a two or three foot wide path between the lighthouse and the frigid lake. In winter, that path is often very slippery.

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