rstevenson wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:27 pm
MarkBour wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Although Whitefish Bay is at the east end of Lake Superior, it juts down to the south; this photo was evidently taken on the west bank of the bay, and was shot looking east, toward an island out in the middle of it.
A little south of the island, I think. Those points of light along the thin streak of land are warning lights on a large wind farm (great place for it) just north of the Sault Ste. Marie airport on the Canadian mainland. The island has nothing equivalent on it.
Thank you, Rob.
It shows how easily I am fooled.
(Both the photographer's own notes on the shot and the APOD caption make it seem that perhaps they too, thought the turbines were on Ile Parisienne.)
I guess those turbines are in the Prince Wind Farm located just where you said -- further east in the township of Prince, Ontario, CA -- on the Canadian mainland. The brightest source of light on the horizon would perhaps be the city glow of Sault Ste. Marie. These would be the source of the light pillars, mostly, I would guess. Whitefish Bay is only about 15-20 miles across, so this all seems reasonable.
But this makes it hard for me to interpret what one is seeing to the right in the photograph (which must be the south end of some
land). The last light to the right (the southernmost) seems to be at the edge of it.
So, now I am unable to fully harmonize all of this information. I would re-draw my red arrow, but I've lost confidence in it now.
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