Catalog Number
Date of Origin
ca. 1925
Bush & Lane speaker, ca. 1925, wooden.
This speaker belonged to Captain Joe Boshka, long-time resident of Macatawa Park.

Joe was born in Wisconsin on 6-4-1873 to Joseph Boshka (1843–1910) and Barbara Suchi (1840–1928). In 1898 Joe entered the lighthouse service.

In 1907 he married Annabelle Orcutt in South Butler, MI. By 1911 the family had moved to Macatawa Park. The Boshka home was located at 2310 South Shore Dr.

Joe would serve as the lighthouse keeper for Macatawa, a job he held until 1940. Joe passed away in Holland, MI on 10-15-1965.
Gift of
Boshka, Dave