No symbol is more synonymous with Wisconsin’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 “how to get there” directions, current 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 Wisconsin’s lighthouses.
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