Friday, December 17, 2010

Lighthouse encased in ice

Lake Erie lighthouse encased in ice

High winds and subzero temperatures have caused crashing waves to turn the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse into a larger than life ice sculpture.

Early this week, across all of the Great Lakes, a combination of high winds, cold temperatures and waves have caused area lighthouses and other navigation aids to freeze.

Coast Guard units have since issued warnings to mariners that the ice may reduce or completely obscure aids to navigation as the ice coating of the structures and their lights in multiple layers makes it impossible for mariners to see the lights or distinguish their color.


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