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Michigan City Light

“Michigan City, Indiana”

Built: 1858
Decommissioned: 1904

“This lighthouse replaced an earlier wooden tower and house that, acording to legend, was blown down during a storm just after the keeper lit the lamp. The keeper in question, Miss Harriet Colfax, was one of the few female keepers on the Great Lakes and served a long tenure from 1853 to 1904. The light was moved to the structure on the east pier in 1904, but the house remained a keeper’s residence until 1940.”

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Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey
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Photographs by Donald W. Carter
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