The man from Marquette will photograph the 1,000th consecutive sunrise this weekend


MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – A man from Marquette is about to take a major step forward on a project he’s been working on every day for more than two years.

On January 1, 2019, Bugsy Sailor decided to wake up every morning and take a photo of the sunrise. He continued to capture sunrises until 2020 and 2021. This Sunday, September 26, he will take his 1,000th sunrise photo.

Sailor says taking the time to watch the sun rise is a great way to prepare for the day ahead.

“I seek out nature and look for the sunrise before I open emails, before I have a cup of coffee, before doing the day’s chores,” Sailor said. “I think it’s a great way to get over the weight and stress that life places on all of us and start over every day.”

Sailor will photograph her thousandth sunrise over Mackinac Island. It will be selling limited edition prints to celebrate this milestone.

Sailor’s entire Sunrise Gallery is on display at Upper Peninsula Supply Co. on West Washington Street. Sunrise prints are available for purchase, along with other sunrise merchandise.

Sailor also encourages others to make a commitment to watch more sunrises this year than last year. You can get a copy of the pledge from Upper Peninsula Supply Co. or online at

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