Tawas Point Light

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We walked from the shore of Lake Huron to the Tawas Point Light.

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Since the lighthouse/museum was open, Rebecca wished to climb those many steps to the top. This image, as well as the rest of the photography inside the lighthouse, were all photographed by Rebecca!

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Christian didn’t appear as excited to climb the lighthouse tower as his sister.

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According to Seeing the Light, a compilation of research about Western Great Lakes Lighthouses, this 1872 structure was built on the tip of Tawas Point. Like its 1852 predecessor, this lighthouse has been left behind. The “point” now stretches more than half a mile beyond the 1872 light.

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I can’t find confirmation about the identity of this exact lens, but it likely is

the new Fourth Order lens … ordered from Paris … [installed] after receipt at the Detroit depot during the summer of 1891.

Seeing the Light

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As our children adventured, Terry and I relaxed on the bench below.

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Just a few of the 85 tower stairs. I’m impressed that Rebecca captured this beautiful architectural detail.

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Maybe she’ll grow up to be an architect and a photographer?

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Congratulations, kiddos, on your first lighthouse adventure sans parents!

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7.20.11

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