The Baileys Harbor lighthouse proved ineffective, and so in 1869 this set of range lights was build. When sailors lined up the buildings by day or the lights by night, they knew that they could sail a safe course into the harbor.
Hi Marilyn: nice shot of the lights. Wonderfully elaborate buildings for so functional a purpose: we had similar lights at the local port where I grew up but they were not as imposing and sadly long gone as the port no longer has a commercial use.
Very best regards,
I'm glad you like the photo and understand the use of the lights!
Best wishes, Marilyn
Thanks for the background, Marilyn.
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WONDERFUL Greetings EVa
They were known as 'leading' lights then Marilyn and always a welcome sight when you approached the harbour in poor light or low water.
Thank you, Tony and Eva, and for the further comment, Séan. Here I believe the channel looks wide, but there are some hidden problems.
Thanks for the link to these photos Marilyn. The buildings are indeed very interesting structures.
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Photo taken in Baileys Harbor Ridges Park, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location