Big Sable Light is nestled in the dunes and jack pines on Lake Michigan. It was a crisp sunny October afternoon when we took the two mile walk(each way) on a well maintained dirt road to the light. This stunning iron clad black and white light and adjacent keeper’s quarters dominate the shoreline.
The light stands 112 ft. tall and was built in 1867. We arrived just after five and the tower was closed and we couldn't climb the tower. Sitting on the bench in front of the light and catching my breath just from the walk, the beauty of day, the sturdy tower and rolling Lake Michigan filled the senses. Well worth the effort!
The light is located in a Ludington State Park, 8 1/2 miles north of Ludington,Mi. The park does require a fee or annual pass. The tower and keeper’s quarters are open May-October. You may stay at the light as a volunteer keeper, contact www.splka.com For more history go to www.lighthousefriends.com. Prints and cards available on the website www.michiganlighthouseart.com/gallery.
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.