New Book Explores Eastern Michigan Lighthouses

Local author team releases new book featuring stunning collection of vintage images
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - March 19, 2013 - PRLog -- New to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Lighthouses of Eastern Michigan by local authors Wil O'Connell and Pat O'Connell. This pictorial history boasts more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community.

From the Straits of Mackinac to the Detroit River, Images of America: Lighthouses of Eastern Michigan reveals intriguing stories of lighthouses and the people who depended on them. Readers will enjoy discovering what happened when a large ship fell 20 feet over one of the Soo Locks and the captain commented, "Good-bye Old World," as well as of a persistent ghost that caused havoc with the Coast Guard.

Which lighthouse was a construction miracle in 1874? And whatever happened to the lost lighthouses of the Detroit River? A collection of the mysteries, storms, fires, and heroics surrounding the lighthouses of eastern Michigan are waiting within this book.

Highlights of Lighthouses of Eastern Michigan include:
•   A Mystery among Alpena Area Lighthouses
•   A Burning Ship Rescue and Mid-Michigan Lighthouses
•   Lighthouses during the “White Hurricane”
•   Secrets of Slightly Sinful Lighthouses

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town? Visit
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