Handcrafted from the finest materials to ensure long lasting durability, our White Shoal Wooden Lighthouses are made from a top quality signboard plywood and hand painted with your choice of 12 designer colors in an exterior paint. All of our Wooden Lighthouses come with a standard 25 watt bulb or you may choose to upgrade to any of the lighting options listed below. We also offer an optional base to help increase the size of your lighthouse. They are built to endure all types of weather conditions and are a great way to beautify your landscape by covering well casings, sewer pipes, or anything else in your yard. Our White Shoal Wooden Lighthouses are very appealing to the eye and a great addition to your lawn or garden. You are sure to get many compliments!
History of the White Shoal Lighthouse:
The White Shoal Light is a lighthouse located 20 miles (32 km) west of the Mackinac Bridge in Lake Michigan. It is an active aid to navigation. The White Shoal Light was the culmination of a forty-year effort—between 1870 and 1910—where engineers began to build lights on isolated islands, reefs, and shoals that were significant navigational hazards. To that time, Light ships were the only practical way to mark the hazards, but were dangerous for the sailors who manned them, and difficult to maintain. "Worse, regardless of the type of anchors used lightships could be blown off their expected location in severe storms, making them a potential liability in the worst weather when captains would depend on the charted location of these lights to measure their own ship's distance from dangerous rocks. - Wikipedia