Posted by: mlapgrants | December 14, 2017

Working at Stannard Rock

 

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The isolated Stannard Rock Lighthouse in Lake Superior was often difficult to access due to weather and lake conditions.  At the end of the season, the personnel were anxious to depart and return to the main land for the winter break.  This 1954 photograph shows the last man to leave the light descending the ice covered ladder to board the boat back to shore.

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In 2017, a project team working on a National Maritime Heritage Program grant and a Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program grant to do an HSR at Stannard Rock conducted a day long site visit.  Robb Burroughs from OX Studio and part of the project team is seen in this photograph ascending the ladder to spend the day documenting the historic light.

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