Pere Marquette Lighthouses

by Amy Caldwell July. 25, 2021 111 views
Muskegon South Pierhead Light

Muskegon South Pierhead Light

Pere Marquette Park, Muskegon Michigan October 2019

Lighthouse Fun Fact: In 1858, the widow of William Monroe, the Muskegon South Pierhead Light’s keeper, took over his duties when he passed away. Jemima Monroe was the tower keeper, while raising her two children, for ten years until her resignation. She is still Muskegon’s only female lighthouse keeper. The state of Michigan boasts the highest number of female lighthouse keepers in the US.

You can tour this lighthouse, but we did not. I'm not sure that was available at the time we were there.

Muskegon South Breakwater Light

Muskegon South Breakwater Light

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David Nurse 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Very nice series.

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