Without question, Ohio’s Marblehead Lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse on Lake Erie and one of the most photographed lighthouses on the Great Lakes. It has been featured on a United States Postal Service postage stamp, on an Ohio State automobile license plate and countless magazine covers, including Lighthouse Digest and on hundreds of paintings done by many different artists. It is also a lighthouse that is rich in history, boasting the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes to have a female lighthouse keeper. Now a local Marblehead writer James Proffitt has given us a rich detailed history of the lighthouse, the keepers and families who lived there, including stories of heroism and bravery associated with the nearby life-saving station, which closely intertwines with the history of the lighthouse. This soft cover book is available as Item #2173 for $21.99 plus shipping from Lighthouse Digest, P.O. Box 250, East Machias, ME 04630, or by calling 207-259-2121. It can also be ordered on-line at www.LighthouseDigest.com.
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