Lighthouses are an important part of Great Lakes history. This bibliography notes items about lighthouses, as well as lighthouse keepers.
To generate a more comprehensive list of resources, check ANSWER, the Library's catalog, for a particular lighthouse or these subjects:
- Aids to navigation
- Life-saving stations
- Lighthouse keepers
Selected print resources:
Clifford, Mary Louise. Women who kept the lights : an illustrated history of female lighthouse keepers. Alexandria, Va. : Cypress Communications, 2001.
MICH VK1023 .C57 2001
Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. Index to the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association oral history tape collection. Southfield, MI: Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, .
MICH VK1023.3 .I534 1986
Kimball, Judith (Judith K.). Grand Lake and Presque Isle. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, .
MICH F572.P7 K5 2015
Kotzian, John. Sky pilot of the Great Lakes : a biography of the Reverend William H. Law. Gwinn, Michigan : Avery Color Studios, Inc., 2014.
MICH CT275.L279 K68 2014
Massie, Larry B. Guardian of the Great Lakes' graveyard: a history of Whitefish Point and its lighthouse.
MICH F574.W4745 M37 1991
Michigan. State Historic Preservation Office. Historic lighthouses of Michigan 2014 location map. Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, .
MICH DOCS OFFICIAL FLAT FILE G4111.E635 2014 .M5
Penrod, John. Michigan lighthouses / [photography, design and text by John Penrod]. Berrien Center, MI: Penrod/Hiawatha Co., c1992.
MICH VK1024.M5 P465 1992
Roach, Jerry. The ultimate guide to Upper Michigan lighthouses. Durand, MI: Bugs Pub.
MICH VK1024.M5 R643 2007
Public Services Division, Library of Michigan. Michigan lighthouses. Lansing, MI: Library of Michigan, [Public Services Division].
MICH DOCS VK1024.M5 M533 1997
Federal Government Documents
Annual report of the Commissioner of Lighthouses to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor for the fiscal year ended ...
U.S. Docs. C 9.1/year
Library has 1922-1932
- Annual report of the Light-House Board to the Secretary of the Treasury for the fiscal year ended June 30th.
- U.S. Docs. C 9.1/year
- Library has 1890-1909.
- Lighthouse service: its history, activities and organization.
- U.S. Docs. C 9.1/History
Michigan magazine index.
Microfiche. 1967-1987. Published by the Library of Michigan.
Subject heading: Lighthouses and Lightships.
Mich Docs Microfiche E G326.13: 54/-
Subject heading: Lighthouses
Clippings from approximately 1930 to 1989
Located on the north side of the second floor
World Wide Web
Lighthouse Source Material[PDF] A guide to resources about Michigan's historic lighthouses (hosted on the Internet Archive.)
Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA)
P.O. Box 219
Mackinaw City, MI 49701-0219
Michigan legislative and state government employees may obtain copies of any of these materials as well as additional research by calling the Library of Michigan reference desk at (517) 373-1300. Our FAX number is (517) 373-5853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit us: michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan or on Facebook.