Wisconsin Lighthouses

Wisconsin Lighthouses

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a€œLighthouses are a reflection of the human spirit and a mirror to our past.a€a€”from the Introduction No symbol is more synonymous with Wisconsina€™s rich maritime traditions than the lighthouse. These historic beacons conjure myriad notions of a bygone era: romance, loneliness, and dependability; dedicated keepers manning the lights; eerie tales of haunted structures and ghosts of past keepers; mariners of yesteryear anxiously hoping to make safe haven around rocky shorelines. If these sentinels could talk, imagine the tales they would tell of ferocious Great Lakes storms taking their toll on vessels and people alike. In this fully updated edition of Wisconsin Lighthouses, Ken and Barb Wardius tell those tales, taking readers on an intimate tour of lighthouses on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Winnebago. Both delightful storytellers and accomplished photographers, the couple complement their engaging text with more than 100 stunning color photographs, along with dozens of archival photos, maps, documents, and artifacts. Detailed a€œhow to get therea€ directions, up-to-the-minute status reports on each light, and sidebars on everything from lighthouse vocabulary to the often lonely lives of lightkeepers make this the definitive book on Wisconsina€™s lighthouses.a€œTowering Above Lake Michigan Shore, Twin Rivers Light Has Been Shipsa#39; Guide for 99 Years.a€ Two Rivers Reporter, December 12, 1952. a€œOil Burning Beacon Atop 1860 Building Was Used to Guide Mariners to Port.a€ Ozaukee Press , Augustanbsp;...

Title:Wisconsin Lighthouses
Author:Ken Wardius, Barb Wardius
Publisher:Wisconsin Historical Society - 2013-10-17


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