The concrete base structure is shaped like the prow of a large ship warding off the ice and crashing waves of Lake Michigan. The pyramidal tower itself is made of riveted steel metal plates. The lantern room now boosts a vibrant green light to bring the large Ludington ferries back to home port. It was established in 1871 and the current light in 1924 which is still an active light.
The pier is easily accessed by car and walking 1/2 mile out on the break wall. If you drive west down the Main Street of the City of Ludington you stop right in front of a lovely city park and water front. The locals and tourists gather to park and watch the sunset behind the pier light most warm summer evenings. For more history go to www.lighthousefriends.com and for prints and cards of this painting go to www.michiganlighthouseart.com.
Michigan Artist, Anita Saviko, Her goal is to research the histories and paint all Michigan lighthouses/range lights past and present, a total of spprox. 150 lights.