- I worked as a tour guide for two summers at the Umpqua River Lighthouse in Oregon. This opportunity enabled me to learn more about this lighthouse than any of the others I've seen. Although I have personally visited 302 lighthouses in the United States and three Provinces in Canada, the Umpqua River Lighthouse has special meaning for me.
19 January 2012
Indiana - Old Michigan City Lighthouse
The lighthouse which also served as the keepers living quarters was remodeled in 1904 and enlarged by adding two rooms to each floor on the north side. This resulted in duplex apartments and enabled the keeper and his family to using all three floors on the east, and the assistant keeper to use those rooms on the west.
On October 20, 1904 the lantern was moved to Michigan City's harbor light where its beacon was seen until removal in 1980. At the time of my visit to this lighthouse / museum in 1998, the original Fresnel Lens was on display in the museum.