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Peaceful Wind Point

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Postby Hersh » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:48 pm


Though it looked as if I had forgotten to post these shots of Wind Point from a few weeks ago, I've been planning to, but just haven't had the time. But tonight I'm making sure that I can get it done, because I really want to share this beautiful lighthouse with you all.

As I've mentioned many, many times before, I'm a big fan of the Poe designed towers, of which Wind Point is one. When I was in Chicago I made sure that Wind Point and Grosse Point were both on my itinerary for that reason. And how glad I am that I did! Wind Point is a very nice spot, with lots of space to roam around (and compose your photos) and a great view of the lake. Here are some of the shots I was able to get during my far too brief visit.


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I'm not sure if the yard I was in while taking this photo was private property or a part of the park... But no one chased me off, so I'm guessing I was ok. And it did provide me with some nice views of the back side of the light.





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Thanks for these towers, General Poe. We appreciate them very much.





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This shot was inspired of course by a similar one of Ross' he posted here some time ago. I love trying to get the flag in my shots now. I wish this one was a bit sharper, but I like the way the flag looks here better than in the others I took.





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This is a real rarity on the lakes, the fog signal building still houses it's diaphone resonators. Oh how I'd love to hear those blow with a full head of steam behind them. Does anyone know if these still function anymore?



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Unfortunately I didn't get much of a sunset, but as twilight approached, there was some good light hitting the tower, so I took advantage of it as best I could.





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And this was one of my favorite parts... This lighthouse also serves as the town hall and police department!! How cool would it be for me to work for a department based in a lighthouse!! I don't know if they're in the market for a forensic investigator, but it sure would be cool.


That's it for the high points from Wind Point. And that pretty much covers all the lighthouses I visited on my trip. It was a great time and I got to cross a lot of lights off of my list. The only thing that would have made it better would have been if I could have met up with some of Tom's Tarts or Chi-town Kathy. Hopefully next time. And there will be a next time for me to visit this beautiful area, I promise you!
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:32 am


Nice ... very nice ... thanks, Mike
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:59 pm


Hey, Mike, if you find one, I'll be your 911 dispatcher!!!! :D
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Postby Pharoslvr » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:49 am


Poe definitely was a stickler on detail! His massive brackets are his signature!
Great shots, Mike! :)
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Postby WisKeeper » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:18 am


Nice shots! If you are there closer to the 4th of July, the house is usually decorated with red white and blue banners.

You are allowed on the grass between the lighthouse and the road but you need to watch out for flying golf balls. Last time I was standing there taking photos, a golf ball just barely missed me by 4 feet! The person who shot the ball never came looking for it because the golf course is on the other side of the trees and I am sure they had no clue how far they had hit the ball.
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:19 am


Ancillary aricle ... from The Racine Report ...

http://www.journaltimes.com/nucleus/ind ... emid=14009
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:51 pm


Another nice sidebar ... from The Racine Report ...

http://www.journaltimes.com/nucleus/ind ... emid=14016

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