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Sturgeon Bay Pierhead Storm
Photograph - Digital Photograph
My second visit I found the Sturgeon Bay Pierhead lighthouse in the midst of a snowy blowy storm.It hadn't yet started blowing so hard that the jetty was ice covered so that I could walk out to the end for the pictures. But look closely, you can see the blowing snow, blowing nearly sideways. The next day I wouldn't be so lucky, there would be more ice from this storm. I spent quite awhile trying to get pictures from this vantage point because I wanted to get a picture while the beacon light was on in the picture AND when I wasn't being blown sideways myself! Plus I figured I had come all this way to get the stormy picture so if one picture was good, 100 would be better. It was only my freezing fingers and the fall of darkness that drove me away! 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."
FIRST PLACE finish, Lighthouses of the Great Lakes contest, 1/24/15
FEATURED PHOTO, Midwest America group, 9/22/14
FEATURED PHOTO, Lighthouses group, 9/19/14
FEATURED PHOTO, Seasons of Beauty group, 2/27/13
FEATURED PHOTO, Water Water and Water group, 2/14/13
FEATURED PHOTO, Beauty of this World LIMIT 1 group, 2/13/13
FEATURED PHOTO, Wisconsin Flowers and Scenery group, 2/12/13
February 12th, 2013
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