Current Location:
Shelf B4 (OS) -> Box 65
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section B; Shelf B4; Box 65

Stmr. Vienna 1873-1892

Artwork
Identifier:
2016.82.12
Artist:
Mattie C. Bell
Credit:
GVSU Collections
Medium:
Giclee
Date:
2004
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 26.25 in
Description:
Depiction of a steam ship with the coast in the distance
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:
Ships in art