Submitted by: Matthew Werner
She was not the first female lightkeeper in the United States, but Harriet E. Colfax was the most enduring. For 43 years, Colfax ran the Michigan City Lighthouse. Her reliability was known by ship captains throughout the Great Lakes—she never failed to light the beacons before sunset and kept…
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What brought you to the dunes?
I was born and raised here, in the same house right by Washington Park.
What is your favorite thing to do in the area?
As a dunes girl one of…
Thank you to Jane Morocco, author ofTrailside Museum: The Legend of Virginia Moe, for answering a few questions for us about Virginia Moe, who we feel is one of the top historical women from the dunes!
Who was Virginia Moe?
Virginia Moe (1907-1991) was the Naturalist at Trailside Museum of Natural…