Current Location:
Pew Campus (Grand Rapids) -> Public Safety Office (WAT)
Location Notes:
WAT; Left of Restroom; Corridor 1215

Whitefish Point Lighthouse

Artwork
Identifier:
2016.82.1
Artist:
Jeanne M. Tubman
Credit:
GVSU Collections
Medium:
Giclee
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8 in Width: 10 in
Description:
a depiction of a white lighthouse with a red roof during sunrise or sunset
Historical Context:
Whitefish Point is known as the graveyard of ships as more vessels have lost there than in any other part of the lake. Hundreds of vessels, including the famed Edmund Fitzgerald, lie on the bottom of the bay and the approaches. This light has shined onto the big lake unfailingly for almost 150 years except for the night the Fitzgerald went down, making it the oldest active light on Lake Superior.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Lighthouses