big red

by -- Lyency May. 16, 2021 311 views

The Big Red Lighthouse is standing at the access to Lake Michigan from Lake Macatawa. A steam operated fog signal was installed first there in 1907. Two coal fed boilers produced steam to sound the locomotive whistle. A light stood adjacent to it as a separate structure until 1936 when the Coast Guard consolidated the two by putting a light tower on top of the fog signal.

The view from the Mount Pisgah dunes to Lake Michigan and the Big Red

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Camellia Staab 4 months, 2 weeks ago

I have a couple of photos taken of this same lighthouse last October, hence when I saw your post it grabbed my attention. I really like your capture from the Dunes.

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-- Lyency Replied to Camellia Staab 4 months, 2 weeks ago

it was about 200 stairs to go up there smile

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