This past fall I knew I wanted to go up north one last time before winter. The main goal of the trip was to chill but also to make it to the historic Point Betsie Lighthouse. I had seen a photo of it as a Chrysler ad at my work so I wanted to try and get some kind of skate photo there. It was a lot harder then I thought because waves were crashing in and I wanted to shoot it on my Minolta. I ended up getting my pants completely soaked, and Pat probably wasn't too happy to have to wallride something this sketchy. Regardless, we knew we had to get it because we drove all the way there. I’ve always been interested in the fact that we are skating something that was built so long ago, and has a history behind it. Pretty hyped on the trip none the less, always a good time exploring new areas up north in MI. I can't wait to go more places next year!
The photos above are a few shots from the drive up, it was about and hour and a half. We found a cool little bank spot and a couple scenic lookout areas. Always great to see the fall colors!
We stumbled across this really great sign on the way as well, had to stop and get a quick polaroid of it. Taken with my SX-70 with the new Polaroid film, cropped square.
Located in Frankfort, Michigan the lighthouse was built in 1858, and began operation in 1859. I’ve read that it was $5,000 to build. I’ve always been really interested in the fact that we are skating something that was built so long ago, and has a history behind it. We ended up making perfect time and arriving at golden hour. Above is the wallride photo we got. Stoked that we were able to end the fall season with a trip like this. We chilled here and watched the full sunset then we got a session in at the Frankfort park before it got too dark. Great times, quick video by Donald Frith below.