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Row boats assigned to Lake Huron Lighthouses?

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Postby lakehse96 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:53 am


Is there a way to determine which lighthouse a certain large row boat was used at. USLH 37. I have a photo of my G Grandfather, a Keeper, beside a large rowboat at a lighthouse. In the background the lighthouse is with a square cornered tower, unpainted brick. 1920 - 1936. thanks for any info provided.
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Postby tinypiney » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:52 pm


We might be able to recognize the lighthouse if we saw the photo.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:08 am


indeed - if you would post a scan of the photo, or attach a scan to a private message, I can just about guarantee I could identify it.

As far as unpainted, brick, truly square towers on the US side of Lake Huron in the 1920's are concerned, the only ones would be Bois Blanc Island, Round Island and Port Austin Reef lights. The only other square tower was at Forty Mile Point, but its tower was painted white. All the rest had painted, pyramidal, octagonal or conical towers in the 1920's.

Is there any chance the lighthouse might have ben on one of the other lakes?
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