Grand Haven Outer Light

The Grand Haven Outer Light building (foreground) was built in 1875 and includes the original fog signal marking the entrance to the Grand River on Michigan’s West Coast.  The unique v-shaped pierhead protects the building from the fury of waves and storms but this causes ice & snow to build up each winter until the elevated pier is no longer visible in Lake Michigan.  The wind chill on January 25, 2014 was -24 degrees, allowing me to walk out on the frozen lake to capture this image… and then seek warm shelter fast!

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