Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Door County's islands awash in adventure, surprises" from the Chicago Tribune
In the parlor of the Pottawatomie Lighthouse, a photo of President William Howard Taft hangs on the wall. Across the room, an Edison wax cylinder record player rests on a table.
Nearby, chamber pots sit beside quilt-covered beds.
A dining table is set with white stoneware emblazoned in navy blue with the insignia of the U.S. Light House Service. It appears as if the light keeper and his family might walk in any moment for their midday meal — but the lighthouse hasn't been manned since 1946.
Still, the isolated building is full of life for the 18 weeks between Memorial Day and Columbus Day as groups of two to six volunteers take turns living here. Their weeklong stays are free in exchange for agreeing to keep the place clean and provide daily tours.
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