Miss Colfax's Light
by Aimee Bissonette and Eileen Ryan Ewen and Tamara Ryan


Overview - In 1861, at the age of 37, Harriet Colfax took on the job of lighthouse keeper for the Michigan City lighthouse off Lake Michigan. It was a bold and determined endeavor, especially since there were very few female lighthouse keepers in the country at that time. For 43 years, until the age of 80, Harriet kept her light burning, through storms, harsh winters, and changes in technology. This true story focuses on Harriet's commitment and determination to fulfilling her charge and living life on her own terms. Excerpts from her actual log are included.

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Overview
In 1861, at the age of 37, Harriet Colfax took on the job of lighthouse keeper for the Michigan City lighthouse off Lake Michigan. It was a bold and determined endeavor, especially since there were very few female lighthouse keepers in the country at that time. For 43 years, until the age of 80, Harriet kept her light burning, through storms, harsh winters, and changes in technology. This true story focuses on Harriet's commitment and determination to fulfilling her charge and living life on her own terms. Excerpts from her actual log are included.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781585369553
  • ISBN-10: 1585369551
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 11.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States - State & Local
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States - 19th Century

 
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