This painting “Morning Light” showcases the front of the lighthouse’s castle-like architecture that is often missed because everyone is looking at the bridge and the lake. I really enjoyed capturing the sparkling sunlight on the tan brick and stone work.
Mackinaw Pt. Lighthouse was originally the sight for a fog station in 1890 and the MCGulpin Lighthouse Pt. 3 miles west was the original light. In 1892, the Mackinaw Lighthouse became the guiding light for the railroad/passenger ferries running the straits. In 1958, Mackinaw Bridge obsoleted Mackinaw Point Lighthouse as the ferries used the bridge as a light. In 1960, it became the property of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission and it is now a maritime museum. Be sure and visit this light which sits are the south end of the Mackinaw Bridge in Mackinaw City.
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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.