Current Location:
Pew Campus (Grand Rapids) -> Public Safety Office (WAT)
Location Notes:
WAT; Room 1219

Whitefish Pte. Lighthouse 1849

Artwork
Identifier:
2016.82.6
Artist:
Mary Coesens Demroske
Credit:
GVSU Collections
Medium:
Giclee
Date:
1994
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16.5 in Width: 18 in
Description:
Winter scene of a house and lighthouse. white with red roofs
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