It wouldn't be a trip to the icy lighthouses of lower Michigan, without trying to get around the lighthouse at the end of the pier. This is the windward side of the outer range light, the side that receives the most wind, water, and ice. Crawling through the arch created by the ice, I carefully made my way around the outer light, to the end of the pier. With a 33 degree Lake inches behind me, I captured the least viewed side of this icy mass. It's not even recognizable as a lighthouse really.
The tower is 35 feet tall, but now encased in ice that is a few feet thick at the base.
Posted by Tom Gill at Sunday, January 27, 2013