Joseph, Michigan lighthouse and catwalk during a winter storm that churned up Lake Michigan and created 20 foot waves.
The ice apparently broke the “hand rail” cables on the catwalk, and they are now drooping down with tons of ice. Gale force winds pound the South Haven, Michigan lighthouse and pier during a two day storm.
When you don’t live close to a coastline or a major body of water, seeing the waves when you visit is exciting.
But there are times when the waves turn into churning monsters of nature that attack man-made objects like lighthouses.
The lighthouse is 114 feet high, which means that foam is spraying 100 feet into the air, propelled upward by a raging sea that sinks ships and floods towns up and down the coast. The newspaper publishes a special section, which chronicles the worst New England storm in 200 years—54 dead, 10,000 homeless and evacuated.
The foam breaks down and is “floating” on the wind.
Workers were just finishing up a paint job when the storm hit.
The scaffold was demolished and is also covered in a thick layer of ice.”“The walk to the lighthouse was treacherous- the pier is also covered in a layer of ice.
Those exciting huge waves are then terrifyingly ferocious.
Yet some people are held spellbound by nature’s fury.