Sunday, September 26, 2010
Faux Lighthouse Celebrates Flood Recovery
Grafton, Illinois is a wonderful river town located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. It is only a short drive up the Great River Road from St. Louis. On a beautiful September afternoon we took the drive from St. Louis to Grafton. I had heard there was a lighthouse at the port of Grafton and I was anxious to photograph it.
The lighthouse, as I found out, is not a working lighthouse but rather a faux lighthouse that was dedicated in 2007 to celebrate Grafton's recovery from the great flood of 1993. The lighthouse is quite picturesque and I was able to photograph it from several angles. While in Grafton we discovered it was a delightful river town with lots of activities to fill a late summer afternoon. We had a nice lunch at the Marina and were able to watch the Grafton ferry as it made it's way across the river to St.Charles county in Missouri.