Big Red Lighthouse Marquette
Pictured is Big Red lighthouse Marquette Michigan, part of the upper peninsula. The correct name for her is Harbor Lighthouse and she is pictured sitting in all her glory in the morning rays of sunlight on Lake Superior.
Big Red’s funding was approved in 1850 to help aid ships in navigation towards the ore docks and construction took place in 1852. The lighthouse was first lit in June of 1852.
Me, being me tried to get there early enough to find a few locations to photograph the lighthouse from. Including a way to get onto that section of land. A very large no trespassing signs was where I was standing to photograph the picture above. I decided since it was right on the bike and walking path and I had plenty of eyes on me that I needed to photograph from a distance and of course, behind that sign. It was the ONE place I just might of broke my cardinal rule. Cause, my thought it was not private but government funded and I was taxpayer. But, once again did the right thing. No excuse is the right one that I have found yet. Just can’t do it. Guessing that isn’t a bad thing either.
The picture above was taken of the other side of the lighthouse, from the beach. This was the side with the fence on it and you can see the fence in the picture. I did go and try to get up there. Once I hit the fence and sign, I backed off. Back to the beach, but I used the 600mm to get closer. Just wanted to see it close up.
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