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September 10, 2009


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Oh, the photos are utterly gorgeous! :)


Gypsy-I loved that we were able to get a nicer view from Walnut Beach. It would be great if the preservation group ever is able to go through with plans to offer boat tours out to the lighthouse, but it sounds as if that will be at least several years away yet.

Roger Barker

Another great blog post! It's great that you were able to take - and share - such wonderful photos.


Roger-Thanks! I'm glad we were able to get as close as we did for these photos (that and a longer lens helped a bit).
I'd love to see the preservation group get boat tours going out to the light, but it sounds like a tough project to finance. I remember reading that lighthouses you have to take a boat ride to tour draw far fewer visitors, on average, than lighthouses that do not require boat rides--so making money once you've started the tours is a little more difficult I'd guess.
They seem to do well enough with tours of the Copper Harbor in Michigan's UP in the summer--it was about a 10-minute boat ride out to the point, but there were grounds you could walk around out there. http://www.midwestguest.com/2009/07/keweenaw-history-comes-alive-at-copper-harbor-lighthouse.html
The lighthouse at Toledo Harbor also faces similar issues in wanting to make their lighthouse more accessible via boat. They're working to offer boat tours out there, but I suspect that will be a few years off as well. http://www.midwestguest.com/2009/07/toledo-harbor-lighthouse-still-stands-guard-at-maumee-bay.html

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