This weeks featured light is the Holland, MI south pier head light “Big Red”. The site has been marked with a light since 1872. A small tower sat atop a low skeletal base with a raised catwalk in 1906 with a 6th order lens. . In 1907, a very large iron clad fog signal building with twin gables and second floor living quarters right behind the tower , all a pale yellow with a deep maroon base, later painted white. In 1932, the light was automated. The light tower was lifted atop the west end of the fog building and the catwalk removed. “BIG RED” was created by a red paint job in 1956 as you see it today.
Available in 3 sizes of prints and large card
For more information visit: www.holland.org also, www.lighthousefriends.org/hollandlighthouse
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.