Friday, 27 August 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM USA

My friend Carl from Stevens Point, Wisconsin sent me a postcard of a Lake Michigan lighthouse located at the scenic Door Peninsula.
The Cana Island light is a lighthouse located on the 8.7-acre (35,000 m2) Cana Island (Lake Michigan) connected to the mainland by a low causeway, about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. First lit on the evening of January 24, 1870, the 81 ft (24.5 m) round white tower was built of brick, but in 1902, a steel cladding was added to the tower to protect it from storm and icy winter deterioration. There are 102 cast iron steps in the circular staircase leading to the watch room. The 1-1/2 story keeper's house is a museum open daily from May 8 to October 29.
The postcard brings a $ 0.44 First-class Mail International label.

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