Old Lighthouse Museum
The only lighthouse in Indiana and constructed by the federal government in 1858, this building now houses a museum dedicated to local history. There is an exhibit about Miss Harriet Colfax, who served as lightkeeper from 1861 until 1904, when beacon lights were installed. Her cousin, Schuyler Colfax later served as Vice President under Ulysses S. Grant.
The museum is open 1 pm to 4 pm everyday except Monday.
Home of Dune People
"Yooperprof in the Dunes"
That's the NIPSCO plant in the background, with its starkly plain cooling tower from which plumes of emissions pour, decorating the winter sky. For a much more thorough and competent tour of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, please visit Sam Barnett's VT pages. Thanks, Sam, for showing me around, and for taking this pic.
"The Strikingly Beautiful NIPSCO Plant"
Northern Indiana Public Service Company has a large and imposing power plant at the eastern end of the Indiana Dunes. A few years ago German photographers Bernd and Hilda Becher published a series of photographic "essays" documenting different building "typologies." They were particularly fascinated by industrial building types like this one.