The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov 7, 1882

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On Friday morning of last week the light on Stannard Rock was extinguished for the season, and the lightkeeper and his assistants quitted their lonesome post until the opening of navigation next spring. They left at 8 o'clock in the morning, in the small boat provided for their use, and reached Marquette at 10 o'clock the same night, after a tolerably rough trip, pretty well tired out and thoroughly shook up. The boat is built for safety rather than comfort, and the five men had less than four feet square of room in which to dispose of themselves and their effects. For a month prior to leaving the lighthouse they had been watching for a chance to get out, but there was not a single day when the lake was calm enough in that interval until Friday, the 29th ult., when they managed to launch their boat and make the run in safety. The lighthouse will probably not know human presence again until next spring, and the vesselmen who ply between here and the upper ports for the remainder of the season will miss the warning light the balance of this year. - [Marquette Mining Journal.

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The Stannard Rock light is located fifty miles north of Marquette, and is one of the most isolated lighthouses in the U.S. For the whole story and images of the light, see
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Nov 7, 1882
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov 7, 1882