Welcome to my lighthouse blog. Lighthouses are an intriguing part of history. I hope you will enjoy my comments and photographs on visiting lighthouses.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Copper Harbor Lighthouse
Copper Harbor lighthouse is found at the top of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A light station has been in Copper Harbor since 1849. It guided ships into this port on the shores of Lake Superior. The present lighthouse was built in 1866.
You can reach the lighthouse by boat and take tours of the lighthouse, keeper's dwelling and museum. The day we visited Copper Harbor was a bit breezy, so instead of taking the boat out I elected to photograph the lighthouse from the overlook across from Fort Wilkins State Park and also from the Brockway Mountain overlook. Both of these overlooks provided a good view of the lighthouse and with a long lens I was able to capture some nice photos.
Here is a notebook made from one of my closeup photos of the lighthouse.