The First Woman Lighthouse Keeper in Michigan Ran The Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse

Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse

In 1849, Catherine Shook was appointed the first woman lighthouse keeper in the State of Michigan. She ran the Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse until 1851.

Lighthouses of Michigan’s Upper Thumb

There are 124 Michigan lighthouses across the state.  They are unique, functional and draw many visitors to explore their grounds or climb the towers.  Of the four lighthouses in the Upper Thumb, only one is accessible directly from the land. All the others need a boat to access. Port Austin Reef Lighthouse The light was first … Read more