Ladies of the lights : Michigan women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service
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Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2010].
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Book
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9780472071432, 0472071432, 9780472051434, 0472051431
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x, 120 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Three Lakes - Adult Nonfiction
387.155 MAJ
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Published
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2010].
Language
English
ISBN
9780472071432, 0472071432, 9780472051434, 0472051431

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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From the Publisher: Michigan once led the country in the number of lighthouses, and they're still a central part of the mystique and colorful countryside of the state. 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 100 years. From Catherine Shook, who raised eight children while maintaining the Pointe Aux Barques light at the entrance to Saginaw Bay; to Eliza Truckey, who assumed responsibility for the lighthouse in Marquette while her husband fought for four years in the Civil War; to Elizabeth Whitney, whose combined service on Beaver Island and in Harbor Springs totaled forty-one years-the stories of Michigan's "ladies of the light" are inspiring. This is no technical tome documenting the minutiae of Michigan's lighthouse specifications. Rather, it's a detailed, human portrait of the women who kept those lighthouses running, defying the gender expectations of their time.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Majher, P. (2010). Ladies of the lights: Michigan women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service . University of Michigan Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Majher, Patricia. 2010. Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service. University of Michigan Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Majher, Patricia. Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service University of Michigan Press, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Majher, Patricia. Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service University of Michigan Press, 2010.

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