I can count on St. Joseph's intercession for the protection of my family just as he protected Jesus and Mary. I can count on His intercession in my work because he too worked to support his Holy Family. I can count on His intercession for my spiritual development as he is the patron of the Universal Church of which I am a part. His virtues are certainly worth emulating.
South Haven Pier Light ~ South Haven, Michigan...North Side...Standing on a pier jutting 1554 feet into Lake Michigan, the lighthouse was built in 1903, is 35 feet tall and uses a 5th order Fresnel lens. (I live very near this!)
From The Narrows: Detroit (25 May 2013). 250 years ago today, the British outpost Fort St. Joesph (near present-day Niles, MI) fell to Potawatomi warriors. They used the same tactic that had succeed at Fort Sandusky, but had failed at Detroit. Over the next eight days, Fort Miami (Fort Wanye, IN), Fort Ouiatenon (Lafayette, IN), and Fort Michilimackinac (Mackinaw City, MI) were captured by Native warriors. This left Detroit as the only British held fort west of Pennsylvania.