Wolcott Keeper's House

Photo Credit: C. Hanchey

9999 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead. From Route 2, take Route 269 Marblehead Exit. Take Route 269 to Route 135 (East Bayshore Road).

Benajah Wilcott began keeping watch over the Marblehead Lighthouse in 1822. Along with appropriations for constructing the lighthouse, the federal government offered provisions to build a house for the keeper and his family. Wolcott served as keeper until his death in 1832. His wife, Rachel, became the first female lighthouse keeper on the Great Lakes.

Keeper's House, (419) 798-9339 or http://ottawacountyhistory.org

Vistor Info:
The home is open Monday through Friday, June through August, 1 to 5 p.m. It is also open the second Saturday of the month, May through October, and other times by appointment or for special events.