Thursday, February 7, 2013

Frankfort Michigan Lighthouse

I visited the light in Frankfort, Michigan in the summer of 2012. It was a bright sunny day and the white and black lighthouse was located at the end of a long concrete pier. I enjoyed the long walk out to the lighthouse, which I found to be a bit different than other lights I had seen. When I got up close it seemed to be almost two structures that were stuck together. In researching a bit about the light I found out that the original light was lit in 1873 at the end of a long wooden pier. This light didn't last and in 1932 the present light was moved to the northern breakwater and placed on top of a two story metal structure. Now I understood the different look to the lighthouse. Here is a closeup photo of the light.
I really enjoy seeing the lights in Michigan. There are such a nice variety of different types of lighthouses. Here is a page I wrote about some of my favorite Michigan lighthouses. Lake Michigan Lighthouses