Just another WordPress.com site

Bluewater Bridge


IMG_4299

The weather gods smiled on us for most of the Memorial Day weekend. I was feeling a little down, so I decided to ignore the many outside chores awaiting me and drove out to Port Huron to enjoy the lake and the sunshine.

IMG_4305

Took a pleasant stroll under the bridge, then found my way to the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse.  It was built in 1829 and is the oldest operating lighthouse in Michigan. It was built to help guide ships through the entrance to the St. Clair River.

IMG_4302

The lighthouse eventually required two keepers and the brick duplex was added around 1880 to house the keepers and their families.

By three o’clock, clouds started to move in threatening rain, so I headed home.  The chores were still waiting, but I was glad I had taken some time to relax and enjoy the day.

 

Advertisements

2 responses

  1. Always better to enjoy the outside than to be home doing chores 🙂

    June 1, 2017 at 5:46 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s