U.S. Lighthouse Society President Wayne Wheeler will present “The History of Lighthouses: From Bonfires to Satellites” as the keynote address at the International Lighthouse Conference. Entitled “From Pharos to the Future!,” the conference is to take place on Mackinac Island, Michigan, May 20-22, 2018.
The conference will begin with a lighthouse cruise to Mackinac Island narrated by Great Lakes lighthouse expert Terry Pepper. Seventeen presentations will make up the program at the spectacular historic Grand Hotel which is offering lodging at special rates. It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with key players in the lighthouse preservation community.
The conference has been organized by the Michigan Lighthouse Alliance. Reserve your place before it’s too late!
Submitted by Candace Clifford, March 15, 2018
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.