11 x 14 Unframed Print = $
As the sun sets in the west, this lone sentinel stands as a beacon of the lost. Built in 1859 to guide ships into the Atchafalaya Basin, it still stands today. Although battered from countless storms and hurricanes, it represents the strength of America and mankind to persevere no matter the difficulty or sacrifices required to accomplish great feats. Now battered and deteriorating, it still stands to guide the wayward sailor in this age of satellites and complicated electronics.
With artistic license and stroke of pen, damages of time are repaired and the fresnel lens returned to its place of honor.
Now located some 15 miles from the tip of Racoon Point, land once touched its door step when the chain of islands which protected the Louisiana coast was a continuous land mass.
Although not manned or lighted for many, many years the lighthouse once had a haunting reputation because the occupants became mysteriously ill. It was discovered many years later that the lighthouse keepers were slowly being poisoned by lead in the drinking water, which was captured from the painted steel structure.
*Original includes mounting with triple matting under clear glass in a neutral frame.