Posted by: mlapgrants | January 12, 2018

Laundry Day at the Gull Rock Light Station

The Gull Rock Light Station, built in 1867 on an approximately 100’ x 250’ rock outcropping off the Keweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior, consisted of the Schoolhouse Style lighthouse, privy, boathouse, and boat-ways.  The site later included wooden walkways and docks.  This circa 1903 photograph captures a scene from life at the light station.  At the far left of the photograph, laundry is seen hanging out to dry, and a person can be seen standing at the entrance door to the lighthouse, likely waiting in anticipation for the arrival of their visitor.  This photograph is included in the Historic Structure Report (HSR) currently being written by OX Studio and Smay Trombley Architecture as part of a project funded by a Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program (MLAP) grant and a National Maritime Heritage Grant.

Gull Rock ca 1903


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