Synopses & Reviews
The lighthouses of the Great Lakes, for so long guiding ships to safety across the rough waters, still stand as beacons to adventurous travelers. Rich with vintage and contemporary photographs, picturing the lighthouses inside and out, by day and by night, the book takes you into the fascinating history of the structures at Split Rock, Sandusky, Big Sable Point, Old Mackinac Point Light, and Marblehead Light, to name a few. Berger’s stories about keepers and their families, horrific storms, and even encounters with ghosts bring to vivid life the lost world of these historic lighthouses. A thoroughly engaging tour page by page, the book also makes travel to these destinations easy as well as edifying, with maps, directions, and a comprehensive appendix listing all the current lighthouses.
From Gibraltar Point Light to the Mistaken Lighthouse of Michigan Island, this pictorial takes readers on a historical tour of the 312 lighthouses of the Great Lakes. 125 photos, some in color.
Join Todd R. Berger and Daniel E. Dempster on a tour of the lighthouses of the Great Lakes! This lavishly-illustrated book details the fascinating history of such popular lighthouses as Split Rock, Sandusky, Big Sable Point, Old Mackinac Point Light, and Marblehead Light. Bergers lively stories about lighthouse keepers and their families, horrific storms, and even encounters with ghosts, round out the narrative, which is complemented by stunning photography that brings the lighthouses to life. Included are images of lights in a variety of light and weatherplus photographs that bring you inside the structures. Traveling the area is easy with a comprehensive appendix that lists all the current lighthouses. Daniel E. Dempster has photographed lighthouses, landscapes, equines, canines, and other subjects. His images have graced the pages of calendars, books, and other publications.
The lighthouses of the Great Lakes, in stories and pictures, technical details and directions.
About the Author
Voyageur Press editor Todd R. Berger compiled this anthology.
Daniel E. Dempster’s photographs of lighthouses, landscapes, equines, canines, and many other subjects have appeared in numerous calendars, books, and other publications.