Sunday, July 31, 2005

Seeing red

This is a little red lighthouse, not to be confused with the little red lighthouse in New York harbor called the Little Red Lighthouse. This particular little red lighthouse is located in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin. It marks the east entrance of the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, which cuts across the Door County peninsula.

Red is a popular color for lighthouses, especially around the Great Lakes. I'm not sure why. It may have something to do with the gravity of the work associated with lighthouses, much like red is associated with fire engines and other emergency vehicles. But I'm totally speculating here.

They do make for good photographs, though.

Click on the little red lighthouses to make them bigger red lighthouses.
© 2005 James Jordan

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