Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U. S. Lighthouse Service

Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U. S. Lighthouse Service

by Patricia Majher
     
 

Stories from fifty historic female lighthouse keepers

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Stories from fifty historic female lighthouse keepers

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ISBN-13:
9780472071432
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
09/13/2010
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................ix
Introduction....................1
1 Female Lighthouse Keepers: A Brief History....................5
2 Michigan: Home to the Most Female Keepers....................9
3 Typical Duties of a Lighthouse Keeper....................13
4 How Did Women Get Appointed to Keeper Positions?....................18
5 What Drew Women to This Work?....................23
6 What Special Hardships Did Women Face?....................26
7 Were Any Female Keepers Also Mothers?....................31
8 Were Female Keepers Treated Differently from Male Keepers?....................34
9 What Were the Contributions of Wives of Male Keepers?....................38
10 How Long Did Female Keepers Serve?....................45
11 Sixteen Who Served....................48
12 An Interview with Frances (Wuori Johnson) Marshall....................74
13 Epilogue....................90
Map....................92
Geographical List of Keepers....................93
Alphabetical List of Keepers by Last Name....................95
Alphabetical List of Keepers by Lighthouse....................97
Chronological List of Keepers....................99
Suggested Reading....................101
Notes....................103
Bibliography....................111
Index....................117

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