You will not come across natural sights more surreal than what the Lake Eerie and Lake Michigan have in store for you. Numerous frozen lighthouses are present there and each of them is a sight to behold.
The serenity and mystique that surround these eerie yet beautiful lighthouses is unlike any other thing that you will come across.
The reason why these lighthouses in particular standout from any other sight in the world is because the rough winter storms that occur in their locations occur quite regularly, the temperature is chilly enough to create accidental sculptures of ice that seem like they were made deliberately. There are tons of such sculptures that that surround these Lakes.
You can thank the will and determination of some photographers for getting to see these sculptures in all their natural beauty, as without them and their pursuit of art and beauty, not a lot of people would have been able to witness these lighthouses.
The photographers have to encounter rough weather conditions and treacherous obstacles in their path.
Some even have to navigate through icy and thick terrains in order to capture frost covered monuments, glacial surfaces, and humongous icicles.
They even take a step further to take pictures from different angles making sure that people get to feast their eyes upon the wonders that this world has to offer.
What makes these lighthouses so picturesque is the stunning natural backdrop and the isolation that surrounds them. A quick peak at them and you will feel the chilly weather conditions depicted in the photograph from afar.
South Bend, Indiana’s Thomas Zakowsky is one of the main photographers who has received praise for his stylistic shots of these lighthouses. He travels to South Haven and St. Joseph only for the purpose of taking pictures of the latest natural lighthouse artwork every single year.
North Pierhead Lighthouse In Manistee
Although there are tons of beautiful lighthouses that inhabit the deep and chilly waters of Lake Michigan, this lighthouse in particular is a wondrous sight.
Manistee’s North Pierhead Lighthouse offers boaters a safe place to say. It is also a great part of the excellent maritime history of Manistee.
Created during 1860, the lighthouse initially burned down because of the infamous Great Fire. After that, they developed another one during 1872.
However, the new lighthouse did not replicate the previous one – it also had a light tower along with a fog signal at the wooden north pier’s end.
One of the best things about the new light is that it offers a lot of safety when the weather is too stormy. It also has an elevated catwalk made from wood.
This catwalk is a rarity in Michigan as most of the other lighthouses present their broke their catwalks after lights started running with electricity.
During the later period of 1920s, the structure that we see today replaced the renowned fog signal building that is the reason for the popularity of the North Pier Lighthouse.