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Women lighthouse keepers of Lake Michigan

Kathy S. Mason

Women lighthouse keepers of Lake Michigan

heroic tales of courage and resourcefulness

by Kathy S. Mason

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lighthouses,
  • Lighthouse keepers,
  • Women lighthouse keepers,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementKathy S. Mason ; with a foreword by Mark R. Polelle
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsVK1139 .M37 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25190400M
    ISBN 100773426094
    ISBN 109780773426092
    LC Control Number2012003608

    In , when Harriet was 80 years old, the Michigan City Lighthouse underwent a renovation. It acquired a fog signal, and the oil-burning mechanism was replaced with a steam engine and boilers with huge coal-fired furnaces that required several keepers. Although Harriet was sad to leave her life as a lighthouse keeper behind, she understood. Once painted white and paired with a lighthouse keeper’s quarters, the Little Sable lighthouse stands all alone, feet tall and cinnamon-colored on the Lake Michigan shore. The light is part of Michigan’s Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park, popular for .

    Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association - N Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, Michigan - Rated based on 79 Reviews "Amazing group of people who /5(79). Get this from a library! Women who kept the lights: an illustrated history of female lighthouse keepers. [Mary Louise Clifford; J Candace Clifford] -- "Hundreds of American women have kept the lamps burning in lighthouses since Hannah Thomas tended Gurnet Point Light in Plymouth, Massachusetts, while her husband was away fighting in the War for.

    What even the region's lighthouse enthusiasts might not know is the rich history of female lighthouse keepers in the area. Fifty women served the sailing communities on Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior, as well as on the Detroit River, for more than years. Both the reception and book talk are sponsored by the Friends of the Montague Library and are free and open to the public. Stampfler spent more than twenty years researching Michigan’s lighthouses and delighted audiences in the White Lake area in March when she presented a program on women who served as lighthouse keepers around the Great Lakes.


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Women lighthouse keepers of Lake Michigan by Kathy S. Mason Download PDF EPUB FB2

By the s, only a few women lighthouse keepers were left on the Great Lakes. Francis Wuori Johnson helped her Coast Guardsman husband run the White River Lighthouse Station, located on Lake Michigan near the city of Whitehall, Mich., in the early s.

She returned to the lighthouse in as the primary lighthouse keeper. : Women Lighthouse Keepers of Lake Michigan: Heroic Tales of Courage and Resourcefulness (): Mason, Kathy S., Polelle, Mark R.: BooksAuthor: Kathy S. Mason. One of your go-to sources for stories about women keepers is the book “Women Who Kept the Lights On” by Mary Louise Clifford and Candice Clifford.

Did the Cliffords rely on letters, lighthouse logs, and records. It’s really a combination. Women Who Kept the Lights details the careers of 30 intrepid women who were official keepers of light stations on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Coasts, on Lake Champlain and the Great Lakes, staying at their posts for periods ranging from a few years to half a century/5(23).

But did you know that more than 60 women have been documented as lighthouse keepers at these historic beacons. In fact, serving as a lighthouse keeper was the only “non-clerical” government job that women were allowed to have in the late s and early s.

Ironic since it was quite a grueling and physically demanding career. She was born on Mainto a lighthouse keeper’s family. Her parents were Patrick and Mary Chambers.

They were the last lighthouse keepers of the Old Presque Isle Lighthouse and first of the New Presque Isle Lighthouse on the shore of Lake Huron (about 10 miles from our location in Hawks).

It's amazing that we know so little about so many of the women who were lighthouse keepers often for 20 years or more. I was fascinated with the details of their lives and jobs. One woman watched as buildings fell and fires erupted in San Francisco after the earthquake in /5.

The Lighthouse Keeper by Cynthia Ellingsen, was a story about Dawn Conners, a girl that grew up with treasure hunting parents and a family secret that had yet to be solved.

After losing her job, and her man, she returns to her home town of Starlight Cove to refurbish a lighthouse that she admired since she was a child/5.

Ladies Of The Lights. Over the years, fifty-two women served as keepers at Michigan lighthouses This book by Patricia Majher is a great read about some great ladies, and pays long overdue homage to an overlooked part of Great Lakes maritime history in which a select group of stalwart women beat the odds to succeed in a field historically reserved only for men.

pages with. Lighthouse keepers Lighthouses Lightships Selected print resources: Clifford, Mary Louise. Women who kept the lights: an illustrated history of female lighthouse keepers. Alexandria, Va.: Cypress Communications, MICH VKC57.

- Explore nelights's board "Lighthouse keepers", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Lighthouse keeper, Lighthouse and History pins. She was in good company – more than women served as keepers or assistants keepers with the U.S.

Lighthouse Service and Coast Guard. Many of these women had careers that spanned decades. Thanks to the important research of Mary and Candace Clifford, whose book Women Who Kept the Lights, and Virginia Neal Thompson, among others, we’ve. Those keepers led “a rugged life filled with long hours and hard work punctuated by periods of real peril,” Patricia Majher writes in her new book, “Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S.

Lighthouse Service” (University of Michigan Press, $). "Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service" was Patricia's first book and is based on a traveling exhibit she developed for the women's hall of fame.

It highlights the contributions of the 50+ women who served as primary or assistant keepers in addition to "Ladies of the Lights". Lighthouses of Michigan T Shirt Shows all Michigan’s lighthouses - more than any other state in the union.

Front shows a map with each lighthouse’s location and the back shows a listing of all the lighthouses by name. Pleasant stone blue color with red, black and white silk screening. Big Sable Point Lighthouse. #1 of 7 Sights & Landmarks in Ludington. “ Big Point Sable is more than ft tall and as it rises over the dunes as your approach it you will be glad you made the mile walk (depending on where in the park you start) to see this majestic lighthouse.

” “ We enjoyed a walk on the beach and a visit to this. [PDF] Women Lighthouse Keepers Of Lake Michigan: Heroic Tales Of Courage And Resourcefulness Kathy S. Mason, Mark R.

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Moved Permanently. The document has moved here. This PDF of the appendix of Women Who Kept the Lights was created for www. and is copyrighted material Muskegon Light Station, harbor entrance/Lake Michigan (Mrs.) William M.

Monroe, Replaced: William Monroe (husband), deceased Pentwater Light Station, Lake Michigan (Mrs.) Annie McGuire, File Size: KB. Detour Reef Lighthouse in northern Lake Huron, near Drummond Island. There are other Volunteer Keeper options for more adventurous folks, such as a stay at Detour Reef Lighthouse in northern Lake Huron.

I think it would be a. VOLUNTEER KEEPER PROGRAMS: LAKE MICHIGAN. Big Sable Point Lighthouse (MI) Fee charged, minimum two week duty period Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association P.O.

BoxLudington, MI Phone: () Web : Grand Traverse Lighthouse (MI).Beginning with the lighting of the Fort Gratiot Light inand continuing untilwhen the last manually operated lighthouse in Michigan was automated, lighthouse keepers kept the lights lit each night.

A keeper's life was unique. It was very different from that experienced by most Americans in the late twentieth century.Keeper of the Sand Point Lighthouse Mary Terry, the keeper of the light for 18 years, was one of the first women lighthouse keepers on the Great Lakes. Her husband, John, was appointed the first keeper while the lighthouse was under construction, but he died of consumption before the lighthouse was completed.