There’s a really nice story today by Bobby Tanzilo on OnMilwaukee.com describing a visit to Wind Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest and oldest lighthouses on Lake Michigan. As he points out, “The former keepers’ quarters house the Village Hall and the local police department, and the grounds are a popular park destination for residents and visitors, who also, of course, are eager to scale the tower’s 144 swirling iron steps to the top.”
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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.