As you will see from the photo below taken a couple of years ago, the trees around the Cheboygan Crib light have been allowed to grow to the point that it was getting difficult to take photos of the lighthouse.
|The Cheboygan Crib light as viewed from Gordon Turner Park in 2008|
Thanks to a storm which blew through the area last night, one of the trunks was toppled, and a City work crew appeared in the park and removing the fallen tree.
|Trees being removed from around the Cheboygan Crib light in 2012|
The view is now much improved, and photographing the lighthouse will be much easier. In our opinion, there are a number of lighthouses around the Great Lakes which could benefit from a similar trimming. Here are but a couple of examples which come to mind.....
|Michigan Island lighthouse in the Apostle Islands as it appeared through the trees in 2009|
|Mendota Lighthouse at the entrance to Lac LaBelle in the Keweenaw Peninsula on Lake Suoerior|
|Forty Mile Point in October 2011|