Table of contents for Guiding lights, tragic shadows : tales of Great Lakes lighthouses / by Edward Butts.


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INTRODUCTION                                                 11
A Question of Firsts                                         12
The Imperial Towers: John Brown's Legacy                     17
The Lights and Their Keepers: Lamps, Lenses and Oils        21
PART 1  THE THOUSAND ISLANDS                                 31
Windmill Point Lighthouse: The Hunters' Invasion             33
Rock Island Light: A Pirate and a Wreck                      46
Sisters Island: Light on the Border                          49
PART 2  LAKE ONTARIO                                         53
Gibraltar Point Lighthouse: The Parade of History            55
Toronto's Eastern Gap and Queen's Wharf Lights: Standing Witness  61
The Frenchman's Bay Light: Mixed Signals                     64
Presqu'ile Light: Changing the Course of History             66
Main Duck Island: Sanctuary from Storms                      73
East charity Shoal: One Light in the Darkness                80
The Oswego Light: Six Men Down                               81
The Burlington Bay Light: Yesterday in the Shadow of Today   86
Lake Ontario: Fire From Heaven                               92
PART 3 LAKE ERIE AND THE DETROIT RIVER                       98
The Lights of Buffalo: Towers, Ships & a Piece of the British Empire  99
Long Point: Graveyard of Lake Erie                         110
Pelee Island Light: Casualty of War                         118
Jack Sutherland and the Ciscoe: Above and Beyond            123
Mohawk Island and Colchester Reef: Life and Death on Lake Erie  127
PART 3 LAKE ERIE AND THE DETROIT RIVER (CONT'D)
Vermilion Ohio: The Disappearing Lighthouse            134
Southeast Shoal Light: Flames on Lake Erie             136
Detroit River Light: Fire on the Lucille               140
Maebelle Mason: Rescue on the River                    141
PART 4  LAKE HURON                                     145
Charity Islands Light: Gifts from God                  146
Chantry Island Light: A Tradition of Saving Lives      150
The Nottawasaga Light: George Collins and the Mary Ward  157
Adam Brown: Bird Man of Red Rock                       163
Clapperton Island Light: The Luck of the Bakers        168
Sulphur Island: Closed for the Winter                  172
PART 5  LAKE MICHIGAN                                  177
South Manitou Island: Graves in the Water, Graves in the Sand  178
White River Light: 'Till Death Do Us Part              183
Women at the Lights: Equal to the Task                 185
Pilot Island: The Lighthouse at Death's Door           191
Squaw Island: Adrift on Lake Michigan                  197
PART 6  LAKE SUPERIOR                                  203
Au Sable Light: Desertion on the Kiowa                 204
Miners' Castle: The Wreck of the Elma                  206
Stannard Rock: The Loneliest Place in America          212
Big Bay Point: A Hard Man to Work For                  215
Rock Of Ages: The Devil Rock                           217
Passage Island Light: Light on the Frontier            228
Peril on the Water: Commuting as a Life and Death Struggle  238
George Johnston: Lonely Caribou Island                 244
PART 7 AROUND THE LAKES                            252
Alone With Their Dead                              254
The Storm Of 1905: Guiding Lights                  261



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Lighthouses Great Lakes Pictorial works, Lighthouses Great Lakes History, Marine accidents Great Lakes History