Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses

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History

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Adults
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Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, with more than 120 dotting its expansive Great Lakes shoreline. Many of these lighthouses lay claim to haunted happenings. Former keepers like the cigar-smoking Captain Townshend at Seul Choix Point and prankster John Herman at Waugoshance Shoal near Mackinaw City maintain their watch long after death ended their duties. At White River Light Station in Whitehall, Sarah Robinson still keeps a clean and tidy house, and a mysterious young girl at the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse seeks out other children and female companions. Countless spirits remain between Whitefish Point and Point Iroquois in an area well known for its many tragic shipwrecks.

In the pages of "Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses" - a new title from The History Press / Arcadia Publishing, author Dianna Stampfler shares stories from 13 lighthouses around the state of Michigan. Following the presentation, a book sale / signing will be offered. The book is $20 cash or $21.19 credit charge.