Lighthouses of Lake Superior's North Shore: The Historic Beacons of Minnesota, Isle Royale and Ontario (Paperback)
This full-color guide presents photographs and history of 41 lighthouses and navigational beacons between Duluth, Minnesota, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Lighthouses of Lake Superior's North Shore is the first comprehensive guide to the lighthouses and navigational beacons from Duluth, Minnesota, to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Noted author and Lake Superior historian Elle Andra-Warner of Thunder Bay, Ontario, spent several years researching the North Shore's maritime history to create this well organized and highly readable addition to anyone's Lake Superior library.
Amply illustrated with color photography of nearly every lighthouse, as well as rarely seen historical photos, the book includes chapters for 41 lighthouses located in Minnesota, on Michigan's Isle Royale and in Ontario. Discover the lighthouses you can visit, from locations in state and national parks to remote wilderness islands. Learn about the storms and shipwrecks that led to their construction, the lonely lives of the light keepers and the role the lighthouses play in present-day maritime navigation. Included are stories of famed lights such as Minnesota's Split Rock Lighthouse, Isle Royale's Rock of Ages and Ontario's former "Lighthouse of Doom."
Lighthouse lovers will find Lighthouses of Lake Superior's North Shore to be a treasure trove of photos and information, while tales told by Andra-Warner will captivate anyone who loves the big lake.
About the Author
Elle Andra-Warner was born in a castle in Europe, while in a post-war Estonian displaced-persons camp. She lived for a time in England, then came to Canada with her parents in the 1950s. Her family settled on the Lake Superior shoreline in Port Arthur, Ontario (now part of the city of Thunder Bay). The sounds and sights of Great Lakes shipping were an everyday part of her Canadian childhood. She is the author of several books, including Edmund Fitzgerald: The Legendary Great Lakes Shipwreck.