Whitefish Point Lighthouse

Whitefish Point Lighthouse

featuring Michael Jones' "Return to Love"
Whitefish Point Lighthouse

The modern steel tower and well-maintained grounds of the Whitefish Point Lighthouse leave little hint that the light is 150 years old and the oldest active light on Lake Superior. Originally built as a stone tower in 1848, the lighthouse … Continue reading


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West Point Lighthouse, Washington

featuring Randy Jacobs' "Mi Corazon, Mi Amour"
West Point Lighthouse, Washington

Seattle’s West Point Lighthouse was built in 1881, marking the entrance to Elliott Bay and, in modern times, the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Now a part of the city’s Discovery Park, the West Point Lighthouse adds ambience to a public … Continue reading


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Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse

featuring Ryan Fontanilla's "Son of Perdition"
Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse, Michigan

Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse, just south of Gulliver, Michigan on the north shore of Lake Michigan, has aided navigation on the lakes since 1892. Nearby Seul Choix Bay gets its name from the French for “only choice,” since early French … Continue reading


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New Dungeness Lighthouse

featuring Acoustic Alchemy's "Caravan of Dreams"
New Dungeness Lighthouse, Washington

The New Dungeness Lighthouse has continuously watched over the Strait of Juan de Fuca at Sequim, Washington since it was first lit in 1857. Though the light is now fully automated, volunteer lighthouse keepers from the New Dungeness Lighthouse Association … Continue reading


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Point Vicente Lighthouse

featuring Marc Antoine's "Sunland"
Point Vicente Lighthouse

Standing tall over California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, Point Vicente Lighthouse has been in continuous operation since 1926, although it was reduced to a mere 25 watts during World War II. Today, like most currently active lighthouses, the Point Vicente Light … Continue reading


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Peche Island Rear Range Light

featuring David Benoit's "Saturdays"
Peche Island Rear Range Lighthouse

Visitors to Peche Island Rear Range Light wouldn’t be blamed for assuming it was called the “Marine City Lighthouse.” After all, it is in Marine City, Michigan and decidedly not on an island. The words “Marine City” are even painted … Continue reading


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Point Aux Barques Lighthouse

featuring Chuck Loeb's "Between 2 Worlds"
Point Aux Barques Lighthouse

Built in 1847 to warn ships of a dangerous reef, Point Aux Barques Lighthouse in Port Hope, Michigan originally stood for only nine years before being razed and rebuilt. The original construction had used inferior materials that could not withstand … Continue reading


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

featuring Walter Beasley's "I Feel You"
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee has been a Great Lakes port since 1835, and its port has been important through the city’s long history as an industrial powerhouse. Over the past decade, Milwaukee has created a more postindustrial economy, but the Port of Milwaukee … Continue reading


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Algorail at Port of Milwaukee

featuring Peter White's "Moonlight Montreal"
Algorail at Port of Milwaukee

The self-unloading freighter Algorail has served the Algoma Central Corporation on the Great Lakes since its construction in 1968, and is managed by its partner, Seaway Marine Transport. This is the second vessel to bear the Algorail name. The first, … Continue reading


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Old Mackinac Point Light

featuring Amy Lauren's "The Lost Lullaby"
Old Mackinac Point Light

During the 19th century, booming settlements around the Great Lakes effected a great increase in Great Lakes shipping. Increased ship traffic created the need for a lighthouse to guide ships through the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Lake Michigan and Lake … Continue reading


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