Monday, November 8, 2010

Muskegon South Pierhead - MyWorld

This lighthouse in on Lake Michigan. I liked the B&W version because it accents the beautiful red color of the lighthouse. Here is a brief history of this lighthouse.

Muskegon South Pierhead By Dave Wobser
Completed in 1903, this conical red tower replaced a shore light that had been built in 1852.
The light is at the end of a concrete pier on the south side of the channel that connects Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake. The tower is cast iron and stands 48 feet tall. The lantern room holds a Fourth Order Fresnel lens that is semi-circular and has a brass reflector panel. The light shines over 180 degrees of the horizon. The U.S. Coast Guard Station Muskegon is located on shore at the base of the pier. The light is located next to Pere Marquette Park on Beach Street, at the end of either Lakeshore Drive or Sherman Boulevard.
Also located in Muskegon, near the lighthouse, is the WWII museum submarine USS Silversides.

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12 comments:

  1. ver very beautiful!!
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    thanks for sharing

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  2. I love lighthouses and this RED one is gorgeous! Would love to see it! Thanks for the history! Always enjoy knowing more about people's lovely worlds! Have a great week, Gwendolyn!

    Sylvia

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  3. I like he way you handled this shot. You're right, the otherwise black and white image really makes the light house and ladder pop.

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  4. How smart for it to be red! I like the way it stands out.

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  5. What a stylish picture.
    Greetings from Casa, Morocco!

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  6. Very stylish this picture - artistic - love it :)
    http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/11/08/My-World-Today.aspx

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  7. I LOVE your selective color processing on this! This is so good!

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  8. Wow - this is a fabulous shot! Interesting history too.

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  9. Beautiful My World posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    My Word Tuesday post

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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  10. Excellent editing and a very thought out post. Thank You!

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