Commentary: An SOS for our Great Lakes lighthouses and heritage

"Перед тем как карабкаться на лестницу успеха, убедитесь, что она прислонена к стене того здания, что вам нужно." Стивен Кови ©

As winter descends on the Great Lakes, the oldest and most historic structures on its shores face a season of peril. Lighthouses were built to withstand brutal ice, waves and wind, but current near-record water levels on the lakes threaten the long-term survival of majestic and historically significant navigational aids. Lakeshore cities and towns were spawned by maritime commerce with ships playing the role of covered wagons on the inland sea frontier. Lighthouses are the most tangible connection to that storied past. The federal government built lighthouses to protect life and property at ri…

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