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Sturgeon Bay After The Storm
Photograph - Digital Photograph
The morning after the snowstorm found the clouds clearing from west to east, allowing bright sun to shine on the water and pier, but dark clouds still remaining in the eastern sky. The farther and farther you walked out onto the pier, the thicker and thicker the ice was, starting first just on the walking surface but eventually covering the supports holding up the upper walkway with several inches of ice. Being by myself and without crampons, this was as far as I would venture. I pictured myself slipping off the pier and right into the icy water if I went any farther. Sure, the Coast Guard folks were 50 yards away, but were they even looking out the window? :-D The Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Light is a lighthouse located on Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin. Painted red, the light is situated on the north pier of the southern entrance to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. There are two lighthouses at this location, the other being the Sturgeon Bay Canal Lighthouse, located on the USCG property. Several lights have been established along the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, but the first of these was the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Pierhead Lighthouse. Located just off the coastline of Lake Michigan, the lighthouse was constructed in October and November of 1881, after Congress finally appropriated money for the project originally proposed by the Lighthouse Board in 1873. The light guides ships into the entrance of the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, which provides a shortcut to Green Bay that avoids the dangerous Northern Passage around the Door Peninsula commonly referred to as "Death's Door."
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February 18th, 2013
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