CP: Lighthouse work was time consuming

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Jun 10, 2013

 

This week on the Sandusky History blog, we meet one of the keepers of the Cedar Point Light, Frank Ritter.

Ritter served in the position from 1892 to 1929, and when he retired, his son-in-law took over.

"From mid 1890s until 1903, the Ritter family lived in a small house which stood on a crib about a quarter mile off shore, surrounded by water. Mr. Ritter, his wife, and two children lived in this small home, upon which was a range light, from the months of March through December."

For more on Ritter's story, including details of his job, pictures of the crib where his family lived, and what's happening with the Cedar Point Light today, click HERE.

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Very nice work SR, I enjoyed reading and the links.