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.
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.