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PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE OPENS FOR SUMMER SEASON

Posted: May 24, 2016 10:38 am

  PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE OPENS FRIDAY, JUNE 27   The summer 2016 season for the Presque Isle Lighthouse opens Friday June 27.  This season the Lighthouse has new hours and days that it will be open.  the lighthouse will open to visitors five days a week.  In addition, the daily hours have been expanded.   For… View Article


THE LURE OF LIGHTHOUSES – – Where history and legend meet

Posted: January 18, 2016 1:01 pm

  Wherever there are large bodies of water, there very likely are lighthouses.  They come in all shapes and sizes. Lighthouses, by their very nature, seem to attract tales of shipwrecks and tales of ghost ships, plus the storybook life’s of their keepers. They are many times lonely sentries on treacherous shores. For example, take… View Article


ALL ABOUT SAND DUNES AND SANDY BEACHES

Posted: November 3, 2014 9:09 am

  “Sand is a substance that is beautiful, mysterious and infinitely variable; each grain on the beach is the result of processes that go back into the shadowy beginning of life, or of earth itself.” Rachel Carson In many ways, the Great Lakes are very much like large fresh water oceans, but for two important… View Article


NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – – Tips You Might Like for Seascapes

Posted: October 11, 2014 5:38 am

    When photographing outdoors, whether at Presque Isle or just out in the country in the fall, you generally take the world as you see it, and you have little control over the elements.   Unlike a painter, what you see is what you get.  You cannot control the weather.   The terrain is what it… View Article



CHANGES AT THE PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE

Posted: November 19, 2013 2:49 pm

The Presque Isle Lighthouse was commissioned in 1870 by the U.S. Lighthouse Service to replace the older Erie Light Station (commonly called Erie Land Lighthouse).  Construction began in September 1872.    Work was suspended on the lighthouse on December 8, 1872, owing to the winter weather.  In the first three month of construction, the masonry of… View Article


WHERE DID ALL THAT WATER GO – – LAKE LEVELS PLUNGE

Posted: December 22, 2012 7:59 am

  If you walk along Presque Isle shorelines, whether it be lake, lagoon or bay, you might ask, “Where did all the water go?”   No, it’s not just bad eyesight.  Water levels on the Great Lakes are nearing their all-time historic lows and are now having a negative effect on recreational boating and fishing. In… View Article


LAKES, PONDS, BAYS AND LAGOONS – -In Presque Isle we have our own personal treasure!

Posted: April 30, 2012 7:30 pm

                Many years ago, naturalist Henry David Thoreau wrote the following: “A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful feature.  It is the earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”                 In North America, there are literally hundreds of thousands of lakes and ponds, so everyone reading this blog… View Article


THE CONTINUING SAGA OF ETHANOL IN GASOLINE FOR BOATS – –

Posted: March 12, 2012 7:24 am

           Maybe you didn’t know it, but there has been an ongoing minor war going on over the use of up to 10% ethanol (E10) in our gasoline, and its effect on boat motors and other small engines that all of us use every day. Over the last few years, during the time since E10… View Article


HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL – – Sturgeon Bay

Posted: October 29, 2011 9:21 am

This Presque Isle vista is named after the Sturgeon fish that were plentiful in Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes in the 1800s.  The vista is located at the 4th parking lot on your right as you enter the park.  It was common that the Sturgeon in Lake Erie to reach a length exceeding… View Article


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