October 31, 2014
6:44 pm

St. Joe Lighthouse Beams Nationwide

The iconic St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse is certainly well known throughout the Midwest...but several groups are continuing to expand the reach of that beam by sharing the beauty of the structure with constituencies far and wide.  St. Joseph City Manager Richard Lewis recently learned that the 2014 Calendar for the Disabled American Veterans Association includes a photo of the lighthouse among the 12 monthly photos shared in that publication.  She's in pretty good company considering other photos in the DAV lineup include the likes of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and the Iwo Jima American Flag Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.  

Now comes word that www.LightForTheDay.com, an online inspirational site that shares a Bible Verse of the Day, is sharing her beauty on their "front page," as shown in the photo accompanying this article on Moody On The Market.com.  The photo with a message from the Psalms will remain on the site for the next six days and then rotate off.

As described on the website, the photo by John McCormick of Edmore, Michigan depicts, "A windy day with high waves at the St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse on Lake Michigan, located at the mouth of the St. Joseph River in St. Joseph, Michigan.  The sun is shining on the smaller, outer lighthouse, which is connected by a pier/catwalk.  When two lighthouses are built together like this, they are referred to as "range lights," and assist vessels in locating, aligning, and entering a narrow channel or port." 

The words from Psalm 119:105 include: "By your words I can see where I'm going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path."  To see the web image point your browser to:  www.LightfortheDay.com.  

Light for the Day is a unique website established to provide daily encouragement from the light of God's Word according to the site.  

The widespread publicity comes at a perfect time inasmuch as the city is preparing a fundraising campaign to help refurbish the lights, and they will be in a bright spotlight beginning next spring with the St. Joseph Public Art campaign as well.