Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Once upon a time, every lighthouse had a human being connected to it, tending the light and scanning the waters for danger and distress. The lantern's point of light connected the light keeper to numerous unseen ships' crews, just as the ships themselves connected people from port to port.

The advent of radio, sonar and GPS have eliminated the need for many lights and their keepers, and the remaining beacons are now regulated by electronic systems, making them as dependable as the sunrise, our main connecting point of light.

And I am thankful for my connection to the Keeper of that light.

Photo: Blue Morning, the lighthouse at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.


HeyJules said...

I am thankful as well.

Beautiful photo!

Wanda said...

I love lighthouses. There is an old song George Beverly Shay used to sing on Billy Graham's crusades years ago called the Lighthouse.

"Without the lighthouse, where would this old soul be?"

This Photo is so lovely.

Anonymous said...

James, I love this photo and would like to use it on my brochure. I just opened an acupuncture clinic in the old Rummeles bldg on 8th street. I have a view of the lighthouse from my shop window - but not quite so lovely as your picture. How can I get in touch with you to request permission to use this wonderful photo?

I would appreciate your reply.

Best regards,

Janis Egan

Dave said...

Great photo! My dad and step-mom live n Manitowoc. You've inspired me to make a sunrise journey to the lake front next time I visit. Thanks for posting!