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Not Quite Classic Anymore

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The era of building classic lighthouses in America is long past. There is still a need for navigational lights along major waterways, but the lights are mounted on functional poles and other structures.

Such is the case with this light at the entrance to the harbor that leads to Holland, Michigan, from Lake Michigan.

There is a traditional lighthouse on the other side of the harbor entrance that has been nicely maintained. And there is this.

In the background the skies over Lake Michigan are looking threatening and later tonight that light might be a welcome sight for some.

We’re Getting Married on the Beach

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They say that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. Add to that list paperwork. I was on a beach on Lake Michigan near Holland looking to photograph a lighthouse there when I ran across this wedding party.

The vows have been exchanged and the guests are milling around. But before the couple can continue on with their new life together they must sign some paperwork.

Angry Water

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Lake Michigan was angry. The winds was whipping around, the water was choppy and a red warning flag had been posted on the beach to advise against swimming.

It was as though the lake was daring someone to go out there. A storm seemed to be forming off over the lake off the shore of Holland, Michigan.

I was thankful that I didn’t have to go out on that waters in a boat. It would not have been a smooth ride.

We didn’t stay for too long. I got my photographs and left. I’ll be back when the lake is in a better mood.