More publicity's been given recently to the Pure Michigan 2012 photo winner: "Sean Chess of Coldwater has been announced as the winner of the Pure Michigan Moments Photo Contest. Chess’ photo of the St. Joseph Lighthouse in St. Joseph, Mich. (below) will be featured in the 2013 Pure Michigan Travel Guide." See it here: Presser
It is indeed a beautiful photo, with a multi-hued sunset over Lake Michigan, and it got the most favorable comments from the "voters." It perhaps goes without saying -- but bears saying -- that the image would not be the same without the historic structure and setting. As we think of Pure Michigan, it is not just the amazing natural resources that make our State so great; it is equally the amazing cultural resources, the history and heritage, without which we would not be who and what we are.