The Lowdown

The Fresh Coast Project at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

November 18, 2011
Copyright Ed Wargin
Copyright Ed Wargin

The Granite Island Lighthouse on Lake Superior, Copyright Ed Wargin

Film as a photographic medium may soon be gone. Photographer Ed Wargin has embarked on an endeavor to capture the Great Lakes on film before it disappears forever. According to industry reports we could see the demise of film in the next few years.

Come to the Marshall School on November 20th and 21st for the Banff Mountain Film Festival to see and sign up to win Ed Wargin’s photograph “Granite Island Lighthouse.” This wonderful piece was captured as part of the Fresh Coast Project. The lighthouse sits on an island in Lake Superior approximately six miles north of the city of Marquette, Michigan.

The Great Lakes were given to us as a gift and it is our duty to be responsible stewards of these waters. Mr. Wargin is assembling a body of artistic work that will serve as tangible evidence of their importance in our lives. Here’s hoping we all gain knowledge and awareness of the Great Lakes through this project.

I hope you will join me in this attempt to capture our Great Lakes on both the American and Canadian shores in The Fresh Coast Project.”Ed Wargin

Now that the Banff Mountain Film Festival has come and gone you may sign up to win the photograph attached above by leaving your name and email in a comment below, or by emailing me at: [email protected] Drawing will be held on December 16th, 2011.

Best of luck!



1 Comment

  • Tracy March 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    As a recent new inhabitant of the Marquette area I’m very intrigued by this Fresh coast project (love the name!)
    Keep up the good work in educating the public about the great lakes!

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