Upper Range Light

Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor Wisconsin

Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor Wisconsin

Looks like an old school house, but it’s not a school house. It’s a light house.

The Upper Range Light is one of two range lights on the Ridges Sanctuary property in Door County.  Built in 1869 at a cost of $6,000, they were state of the art beacons for ships traveling the upper parts of Lake Michigan in the late 19th Century.

About Bo Mackison

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  1. Wonderful composition.

  2. it’s gorgeous! I love it!

  3. What a wonderful building! I would not have guess it was a lighthouse. It’s so nice to see it in that condition!

  4. It’s so cute!

  5. beautiful shot! almost looks like a toy house 🙂

  6. Typifies exactly what I loved about Wisconsin – some of the most beautiful and unique architecture…at least to me, anyway. What a beautiful lighthouse. It looks like some of our older, white, simple Southern churches. But prettier. Lovely photo, Bo.

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