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Lady of the light

Book details Marquette’s first woman lighthouse keeper

January 15, 2011
By CHRISTOPHER DIEM Journal Staff Writer

MARQUETTE - In 1862, 58 years before women gained the right to vote in the United States, Anastasia "Eliza" Truckey was entrusted with doing a vitally important job which until then was held exclusively by men - keeper of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse.

 
 
 

 

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