Marquette Harbor Lighthouse is one of the icons of the city of Marquette, Michigan, and is among the most photographed lighthouses of the Great Lakes. Everyone knows the red Lighthouse on Lake Superior!
The original lighthouse was built in 1853, four years after the cities incorporation. It has been extensively modified. In 1909 a second story was added to the lighthouse. Later additions such as a covered staircase were completed in the 1950s, and the lighthouse was painted red in 1965. These additions made the lighthouse unique on the Great Lakes. No other similar lighthouse was so altered. The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Marquette Harbor Lighthouse card is of a brilliant summer sunset by Michigan artist and author Richard Rensberry. It was captured in liquid acrylic ink on paper. It measures 5 3/4 by 4 3/8 handcrafted with photo on linen with linen envelope.