The Silent Watchkeepers - Lighthouses of the Great Lakes | North Coast Chronicles
“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.” – B. Franklin
Join the 6th episode of North Coast Chronicles: Tales from the Great Lakes. This month, we venture into "The Silent Watchkeepers - Lighthouses of the Great Lakes" with Mr. Wayne Sapulski, resident historian with the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association and author of "Lighthouses of Lake Michigan" and "Great Lakes Lighthouses/American and Canadian." The Great Lakes are home to over 300 lighthouses with the oldest operating lighthouse built in 1822 in Marblehead, Ohio. Wayne Sapulski has been up and close to every lighthouse whether along the shore or in the water. We thought all lighthouses were alike but we were so wrong! Are lighthouses really haunted? Can you stay in one? How do you buy one? Are the painted designs on the outside of lighthouses signals to ancient aliens or is there a more modern purpose? Who keeps the new aids to navigation lit and how? So many things to learn about these sentimental and beautiful beacons of the past!