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Big Bay Light house

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Monday August 23, 2010

Big Bay, MI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This light house is north of Marquette, Mi. It's said to be Haunted. The locals didn't want to talk about it.

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37. lightbox
2:25 AM GMT on August 29, 2010
Beautiful place...nice capture

Hard to get to the edge here like you have..

see www.greatlakeslights.com for more lights.
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36. lovesthebeach
5:36 PM GMT on August 27, 2010
It makes me want to go visit and sit in the chairs looking out over the ocean. Love the balance in this picture.
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35. Homarus
11:23 PM GMT on August 25, 2010
Wonderful shot - congratulations!
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34. idzrvit
10:50 PM GMT on August 24, 2010
Excellent! Great composition!
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33. BEME
9:03 AM GMT on August 24, 2010
Excellent shot and mystique!!!
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32. RadioDJgirl
5:03 AM GMT on August 24, 2010
Beautiful photo! Scary stories.
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31. chicka
3:54 AM GMT on August 24, 2010
Very beautiful shot.
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30. RCPlains
2:22 AM GMT on August 24, 2010
very nice! - a 10+!
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29. Sharrose
12:51 AM GMT on August 24, 2010
An Awesome capture!
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28. Olbetsy
12:47 AM GMT on August 24, 2010
Beautiful. It must be something about light houses, we have said to be haunted light houses here on the west coast also.
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27. cyril8
10:26 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Great composition!
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26. postpounder
8:25 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Thanks everyone for the comments and a special thanks for the history lesson.
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25. lawbird
6:59 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Love the photo. It's been years since we visited the area and it makes me nostalgic as all get out.

So sorry to hear the neighborhood is going into condos, what a loss.
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24. skypilot39b
6:28 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Great shot, the weather is perfect for a "haunted lighthouse"
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23. SVLover
5:36 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Love the composition, the history and lore are great too.
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22. lorik
4:12 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Very interesting story, beautiful lighthouse!
Very,very,very,...good AC photo!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
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21. gardner48197
3:49 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Great shot and love the history!! Congrats!!
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20. travelingrose
3:01 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Beautiful scene! Congratulations.
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19. oldgringo
2:31 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Notable deaths at the light

There have been at least two notable deaths associated with the lighthouse, which have given rise to the belief that the light is haunted, and have inspired the book and movie Anatomy of a Murder.
Red-haired William Prior, who was the first lighthouse keeper at Big Bay point, was devastated when his son, Edward, died of a leg injury. He vanished in 1901 and his body was found almost a year and a half later hanging from a tree about a mile from the lighthouse. He may have committed suicide, or have been murdered. His red-haired ghost has been seen in mirrors, and doors have a tendency to bang in the middle of the night.[22]
The second incident took place in 1951, when the assistant's house was used to train an anti-aircraft battalion. An army officer murdered the owner of a local tavern, inspiring Anatomy of a Murder.[18][22]copied from Wikipedia
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18. relishthejourney
2:26 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Wonderful atmosphere, and that fence leads the eye right into the scene. Great job!!

Have you been to Seul Choix lighthouse on the south side of the peninsula? It's haunted too; I've seen the ghost! ;)
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17. ciciplum
1:53 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Great shot. I love lighthouses even haunted ones.
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16. CalicoBass
1:22 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Very beautiful, love it!!

UPDATE: Congrats on your new AC.
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15. trigirl
12:57 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Steve-O, this is terrific! Nice HDR work! I love the composition.
Celebrate life, Debra
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14. littlejeanie
12:42 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
I love this photo. It deserves an AC in my opinion.
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13. mellyweb
12:03 PM GMT on August 23, 2010
Beautiful oclors, composition and lighting, love it!
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12. SunsetSailor
11:43 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Classically beautiful.
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11. pegpics
11:10 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Really beautiful shot!!!...I bet someone's ancestor went over that cliff against their will...
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10. Kennebunker
10:40 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Spectacular! Your composition has such an intriguing appeal - the lighthouse indicating that danger lurks below, the view over the cliff, and the ominous weather. Great works, here!
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9. bumpui
4:55 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Beautiful shot!
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8. Phatkhat
4:18 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Very atmospheric! I thought it looked familiar - and it is. I saw it at a real estate site. It is for sale for $1.5M fully furnished. The ad did NOT mention any haunting, LOL. Sadly, the current owners are carving up the grounds and selling it separately for condos.
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7. catilac
4:18 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Beautiful but I don't think I would spend the night!
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6. Willow13
4:04 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Gorgeous photograph!!
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5. AUphoto
3:47 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Love this shot! Great color in the foreground leading you through the scene and ending in the cloud drama/mist. Beautiful!
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4. MissKitty2
3:40 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Gorgeous photo, Steve, even if it is purportedly 'haunted.' The ambience of the scene with the fog/mist, rainy and overcast sky and sitting right on the edge of a cliff. Wow, what could be better for a haunted lighthouse? Terrific shot.

B&B. YIKES!!!
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3. postpounder
3:38 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Oh yea I forgot to mention, Its a Bed and Breakfast
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2. dixiedaughter
3:33 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
Beautiful on so many levels.

UPDATE: Congratulations on the AC!
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1. got2dogs
3:31 AM GMT on August 23, 2010
So beautiful! wonderful capture!
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