Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Point of Light: Eagle Bluff Lighthouse

For more than a century, the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse protected ships between the city of Green Bay and points north and east that used the narrow and treacherous channels offshore. Built in 1868, the lighthouse served as an active aid to navigation until 1996, when the U.S. Coast Guard determined that technology had rendered its service unnecessary. The photo below shows the lighthouse circa 1909.

The lighthouse is a popular spot for tourists in Door County, Wisconsin. The lighthouse, 1.21 acres of land, a keeper’s quarters, oil house, and privy are now under the care of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which will continue to preserve the site as a part of Peninsula State Park.

Click on photos to enlarge. © 2005 James Jordan

What’s in my blogroll
Tami O is Daypainter, a watercolor artist who shows the progress of her paintings step-by-step. I know enough about watercolor painting to be dangerous, and I love to see the work of someone who has mastered this difficult medium.

Sister Raya is also a painter. Self-taught in the primitive/folk school of art, Sister Raya’s work displays bold brush strokes and colors. She is fearless.

I love all things outer space. Tom’s Astronomy blog takes me there.

And a great big THANK YOU
To Jim at Stones Cry Out for plugging Points of Light today! SCO is a great faithblog. Check it out.

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