I have painted this light a few times, and in my research I found an issue of Great Lakes Lighthouse Keeper’s Assc. Magazine that featured photos of the top of the tower and it’s fancy Chinese Modern railings. I could not resist painting them to show the extra architectural detail that went into these lights when they were built.
White Shoal Lighthouse is the only red and white stripped lighthouse in the world. The 121’ tall conical light was erected and lit in 1910 to replace a lightship which had marked the shoal since 1891. It had one of the few 2nd order Bi-valve Fresnel Len on the Great Lakes. The light was automated in 1984 and the lens was removed to Whitefish Point Museum.
The light is now privately owned and being restored. Go to www.perservewhiteshoal.org to learn more. You may see the light on boat tours from Mackinaw City and get close enough to take pictures.
For prints and cards go 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.