Located at the bottom of Lake Michigan, Indiana sits with a small portion of the boarder of the state looking at the lake. While the part of the state that is on the shore of Lake Michigan is very small, some 45 miles or so, there are still lighthouses there that are used and much appreciated; although many people believe that there is only 1 lighthouse in Indiana. Let us be the first to tell you, for those that were unaware of this, that Indiana has a handful of lighthouses that are used and appreciated since the shoreline of the lake can be quite difficult for boats to dock there at certain points throughout the year.
In years past these lighthouses proved to be very beneficial to boats that were taking trips across the lake, but now with so much technology being used… they do not use the aid of the light that the lighthouses provide. Whether or not Indiana lighthouses are much useful to maritime travelers, one thing that they are most recently famous for is how well they turn out when being photographed. Yes, lighthouses in this state are some of the most photographed in all of the USA. Whether it is the uniqueness that these structures possess or the fact that the natural that surrounds them is appreciated so much, photographers love snapping shots of them. Although the lighthouses in IN get so much attention, one area that they are lacking in is support from a group that is interested in caring for and preserving lighthouses here for years to come. Evidence of such is that in the mid 1990s there was a lighthouse that was demolished because this type of support was not around to help prevent it from happening.