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On the horizon, 36 miles to the west, the partial skyline of Chicago is visible. The tallest structure is the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).

Built in 1904, the lighthouse has become the most popular symbol of Michigan City, and is the only public operating lighthouse in Indiana. The elevated walkway, known as the "catwalk", was used by lighthouse keepers for 29 years to access the light tower. In 1933, this light on the east pier was electrified, and in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard took over the service. The catwalk, no longer in use, was threatened with demolition. Local citizens rallied and succeeded in saving this landmark structure. The pier is a favorite spot for fishing and watching sunsets, and is frequently painted and photographed by local artists.

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Comments (128)

~Marlene~ on September 5, 2014

JAK… franco… and… vterezia…

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments and your visits. I'm honored by your Likes and Y*s!

Best wishes, Marlene

RNLatvian - Rudolf on September 23, 2014

Like! This is a very good photo! Greetings!

~Marlene~ on September 24, 2014

Thank you again, RN, for the very nice comment and the Like. Both are much appreciated!

Best wishes, Marlene

mg1744 on September 26, 2014

Brilliant colors and composition; right up to the seagull. Like84. Also added as favorite photographer because of the quality photos and the descriptions. If I ever go to Chicago again, I just need to check out your gallery to see where to go. Glad to see you found a new home for it. Meanwhile . . .

Do not go quietly into the night!


Greetings from Colorado, Mark

~Marlene~ on September 27, 2014

Thank you so much, Mark, for the very kind words and your visit. I'm happy you Like it and honored to be among your Favorite Photographers! I hope you do get to visit Chicago again some day. It's a beautiful city! I have signed the petition! :-)

Best wishes, Marlene

Good Free Photos on December 7, 2015

Very nice sunset photo. Love the outline of Chicago in the background

Berpoelv on March 8, 2016

Klasse gemacht, F+L, viele Grüße, Bernd

~Marlene~ on March 12, 2016

Thank you so much, Bernd, for the great comment and your visit. I am honored by your F + L!

Best wishes, Marlene

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 28, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2012/08/27 21:29:45