Wisconsin Winter Lighthouse Trip

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Postby greatlaker » Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:31 pm

Every year I will take 4 trips from Milwaukee to Door County to get seasonal lighthouse shots. I just got back from the "Winter" excursion. While on the way up it snowed about 1 foot. I will usually skip the Milwaukee lighthouses because I can see them any day. They are only 15 minutes away.

So starting just north of Milwaukee I will follow the Lake Michigan shoreline up and into Door County. This type of trip in the winter can be kind of rough. For the Sturgeon Bay lighthouses, I had to walk from parking about 150 yards thru 2 feet of snow in 10 degree weather. Also, taking photos in snow certainly can be difficult. Tips are always appreciated.

I would also like to thank lighthousing.net member "kipper" and his wife for their hospitality. I had an excellent dinner with him and his wife at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club one evening.

Below are some of the images.....................

Kevich Lighthouse (left) / Port Washington Pierhead Lighthouse (rt)
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Port Washington Old Lighthouse (left) / Manitowoc Lighthouse (rt)
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Two Rivers Lighthouse (left) / Rawley Point Lighthouse (rt)
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Kewaunee Lighthouse (left) / Algoma Lighthouse (rt)
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Sherwood Point Lighthouse (left) / Bailey's Harbor Range Lights 9rt)
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Sturgeon Bay Canal Lighthouse (left) / Sturgeon Bay Pierhead (rt)
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I also visited Cana Island and Eagle Bluff Lighthouses. Spring images will come soon. For those interested, the Door County Lighthouse Walk is scheduled for May 20, 21, & 22. Check out the following site for more information.
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:34 pm

GREAT photos!!!!! :yay: :D
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Postby beachbum1616 » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:42 pm

Looks like you had a very productive trip. You were able to capture some great lighthouse scenes and I don't doubt that you had a good time in doing so.

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Postby Hersh » Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:57 pm

A stout constitution and a good camera is all you need !!! Nice shots Mark, I envy your being able to go out and have such a cool trip. I bet you can't wait for spring...
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:12 pm


Here in Central NJ we don't get to see pictures of these lights all that often ... thanks for sharing.

What I liked was the variety ... all shapes ... all sizes ... all the different architectures ... especially the architectures ... and in addition, you caught them in the unique season full of snow ... what a great feel this lent to the scenes.

Again, thanks for sharing ... can't wait soon enough for the spring expedition.

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