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A winter freeze at the St. Joseph Lighthouse in Michigan

The Lighthouses at St. Joseph, Michigan
The Lighthouses at St. Joseph, Michigan
Photo's by Thomas Zakowski and Edited for the Examiner by Hank Richards

If you think it's tough here in the Gulf Coast area, take a look at the slide show accompanying this news link and picture the Biloxi Lighthouse under these circumstances.

St. Joseph Michigan Frozen Lighthouse
Thanks to Thomas Zakowski and edited for the Examiner by Hank Richards

The photos were captured by Thomas Zakowski on a trip to St. Joseph, Michigan after a storm battered the state.

Zakowski said: 'Depending on the year, the lighthouses can remain frozen for over a month, but it all depends on the weather.

Every year it's different, but it's an event I look forward to very much. To get there was a little tricky because you have to make your way out on the pier. It's like walking on an ice skating rink and at one point I have to duck walk past the first building in order to safely get to what I call the prize.

Even though my photographs attract a lot of positive attention, that's not the main reason why I do it. I simply make the trek out there because the particular area fascinates me.'

Visit the Zakowski website at - ThomasZakowski and check out more than 500 posted pieces of art that he shares with the public.


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