Ladies of the lights : Michigan women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service / Patricia Majher.
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- ISBN: 9780472071432 (cloth : acid-free paper)
- ISBN: 0472071432 (cloth : acid-free paper)
- ISBN: 9780472051434 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
- ISBN: 0472051431 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
- Physical Description: x, 120 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2010.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Female lighthouse keepers: a brief history -- Michigan: home to the most female keepers -- Typical duties of a lighthouse keeper -- How did women get appointed to keeper positions? -- What drew women to this work? -- What special hardships did women face? -- Were any female keepers also mothers? -- Were female keepers treated differently than male keepers? -- What were the contributions of wives of male keepers? -- How long did female keepers serve? -- Sixteen who served -- An interview with Frances (Wuori Johnson) Marshall -- Epilogue.