Monday, July 06, 2009

Tawas Point Lighthouse


My ideal vacation would be to travel from lighthouse to lighthouse. I find such a connection to the past in these outdated structures. While many are still active, with modern day GPS units, they are pretty much obsolete as aids to navigation. Sometimes, I look at the home attached to the tower and wonder about the keepers. Did they have a family? Did they enjoy the solitude? The stories these old lights could tell of storms past.

This lighthouse, Tawas Point, is located in Michigan along the coast of Lake Huron.


2 comments:

Shirl said...

Beautiful, beautiful shot!

We once went to church with a man who grew up in a lighthouse in Michigan, I think it was. I used to want to live in one--would still love it, but the practical side of me took over :)

toshtensen said...

You can still experience your dream. Tawas Point Lighthouse has a Keeper Program. You get to stay in the Lighthouse for a week. In addition to a small fee (less than $300 per person this year) the keeper assists with tours and light chores. Go to http://www.michigan.gov/documents/hal/mhc_tp_keeper-info-2009_270700_7.pdf for more information