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Michigan Lighthouses: Past and Present

Grand Haven lighthouses

photo: Wayne Silver (Flickr)

Date, Location

    A trip along Michigan’s shoreline with author Grace Truman

    Since Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, Michiganders have numerous opportunities to view these beautiful historic structures. Armchair travelers may see many of Michigan's lighthouses at the May 19 meeting of the Southwest Michigan Postcard Club. “Michigan Lighthouses: Past and Present” is a quick trip along Michigan’s shoreline to visit lighthouses, via postcards, presented by author Grace Truman. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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    About Grace Truman

    Presenter Grace Truman grew up near Lake Superior and has loved lighthouses from an early age. She started collecting lighthouse postcards in 1996 and discovered many lighthouses that no longer exist. She volunteered at four lighthouses and served four years on the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association board of directors. Grace is also a U.S. Life-Saving Service historian and, with her husband Stephen, co-authored the book Storms and Sand: A Story of Shipwrecks and the Big Sable Point Coast Guard Station.

    Co-sponsored by the Southwest Michigan Postcard Club and Kalamazoo Public Library