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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/16/2010

Frozen lighthouse: An ice sculpture from nature

By Melissa Bell
frozen lighthouse
The subzero air temperature causes the water to freeze in multiple layers, coating the entire structure in ice and making it virtually impossible for mariners to see the light. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen/AP/U.S. Coast Guard)

This is amazing. Waves from Lake Erie crashing onto the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse have created the most fanciful frozen building this side of the White Witch's castle. It's even better than the Detroit Ice House. It hasn't been occupied since 1965, but it does still shine a light for ships when it is not covered in an ice blanket.

Here's footage of the frozen lighthouse:

By Melissa Bell  | December 16, 2010; 11:24 AM ET
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Comments

Mother nature, the greatest sculptor of all time.

Posted by: veritasinmedium | December 16, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Mother nature is a wh*re!!

Posted by: fu11232 | December 16, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Amazing footage and picture. Is this a working lighthouse? Does someone still live there?

Posted by: wdtcm | December 16, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Yes, the people that live there are still trapped inside. Read the article fool.

Posted by: runneked | December 16, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

runneked: Maybe you are the one who should read the article!
"It hasn't been occupied since 1965".

Now who is the fool?

Posted by: wirelessphil | December 16, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

That would be you wirelessphil, if you can't tell that runneked was being sarcastic.

Posted by: grace311 | December 16, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

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