Friday, February 22, 2008

"Big Red" Holland Harbor Lighthouse Michigan

Lighthouses in the winter take on a completely different look.

Some History....

A History of the Holland Harbor and its Lighthouse
The Holland Harbor Lighthouse is an integral part of the history of the Holland Harbor. A stormy history it is, indeed, filled with disappointment countered by determination.

Soon after the Dutch settlers came to the area in 1847, their leader, Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte, wrote to the governor and the U.S. Congress to request funds for the building of a harbor. Van Raalte knew from the beginning that if this new community were to flourish, access to Lake Michigan, to and from Black Lake, (now Lake Macatawa) was essential. However, the entrance to the lake from Lake Michigan was blocked with sandbars and silt.

Big Red Holland Harbor Lighthouse
10" x 8" (25.4cm x 20.4cm)
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
$75 plus $4.95 shipping and handling in the US
E-mail me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.

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