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The Mighty Mitten - Great Lakes Art (mightymitten)

The Manitou Passage

by The Mighty Mitten - Great Lakes Art

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


The shipping channel between the Manitou Islands and Sleeping Bear Dunes on the Michigan mainland presents an opportune shortcut for Great Lakes freighters, but the passage can be perilous in rough weather and has become the final resting place for innumerable Great Lakes ships and sailors.

This print illustrates the South Manitou Island lighthouse and the wreck of the SS Francisco Morazan, a Liberian cargo ship that was grounded just off the South Manitou shore during a storm in 1960. In the background, the Manitou Shoals Light - "The Crib" - can be seen marking the dangerous shallows between the islands and the mainland.

Lilly Mason commented on April 2, 2012 12:49pm
wonderful work!
Matt Jeffs commented on April 2, 2012 1:32pm
I love the use of colour here. how was this done?
The Mighty Mitten - Great Lake… commented on April 2, 2012 3:32pm
Thanks, guys!

Matt, it was made using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I drew, colored, and arranged the elements in Illustrator and then added the texture in Photoshop.
VIAINA commented on April 4, 2012 12:36pm
phantastic design
Deesign commented on April 4, 2012 12:37pm
Matt Jeffs commented on April 4, 2012 2:18pm
Good Stuff, I love the look of old posters like that, but my gosh gouache is unforgiving. Great vector skills too.
Timothy Dyck commented on April 4, 2012 8:45pm
awesome! I really like this piece!
Malcolm Fisher commented on April 10, 2012 11:56am
This is great!
Alessandro Aru commented on April 19, 2015 4:26am
wow really nice colors
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