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U.P. lighthouse restoration bolsters tourism, economy, and community pride
Upper Peninsula Second Wave (12/11)
The historic DeTour Reef Light rehabilitation project is coming to a close after nearly 16 years of work. Scheduled to open this summer and restorers hope to draw visitors and rivaling other popular U.P. lighthouses, such as Eagle Harbor, Marquette Harbor and Whitefish Point.
Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival
The 18th Annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival provides activities for all including lighthouse tours (aerial, boat or car), entertainment, and more. The festival boasts over 100 maritime-related vendors and takes place Oct. 10-13 in Alpena, Mich., with additional on-site events at lighthouses across the region.
Michigan boasts more lighthouses than any other state
Battle Creek Enquirer (8/15)
The Pure Michigan website lists at least 115 Michigan lighthouses on the shores of four Great Lakes. The Mackinaw City-based Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association puts that number at 129. Either way, Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state.
Great Lakes lighthouses serve as beacons of Michiganís rich maritime heritage. They offer a window to explore Great Lakes history, tourism development opportunities for coastal communities, and family fun. On your Great Lakes travels this summer, make a plan to visit one of the many lighthouses the Great Lakes have to offer.
Lake Michigan lighthouses a summer draw up and down the coast
The Holland Sentinel (5/25)
West Michigan has a rich maritime legacy thatís reflected in the lighthouses and piers along Lake Michigan. These attractions from Grand Haven to South Haven draw thousands of people each summer and make for spectacular views and photos.
Frozen lighthouses on Lake Michigan
The Huffington Post (3/20)
For (hopefully) one last look at the beauty that is winter, photographer Tom Gill shares his photos of the lake's lighthouses in all their icy glory.
Great Lakes Lighthouse Guide
Provides information on lighthouses around the Great Lakes region as well as lighthouse tours.
Great Lakes Lighthouses: Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of images taken by Great Lakes photographers, John and Ann Mahan.
Great Lakes Lights
Lighthouses on Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior.
Great Lakes Lights
Listing of lighthouses on each of the Great Lakes and on Detroit River, Georgian Bay, St. Clair River, Green Bay, St. Lawrence. Lake St. Clair and the Straights Of Mackinac.
Lake Erie Lighthouse Map
Interactive Lake Erie Lighthouse map, linked to corresponding lighthouse pictures and history.
Lake Huron Lighthouse Map
Interactive Lake Huron Lighthouse map, linked to corresponding lighthouse pictures and history.
Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map
Interactive Lake Michigan Lighthouses map, linked to corresponding lighthouse pictures and history.
Lake Superior Lighthouse Map
Interactive Lake Superior Lighthouse map, linked to corresponding lighthouse pictures and history.
Legendary Lighthouses of the Western Great Lakes
A companion site to the PBS series which explores the history, legends, lore, and workings of lighthouses along the Great Lakes shorelines as well as around the country.
Lighthouses of the Great Lakes
Image and information galleries of lighthouses in the Great Lakes region.
Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey
Internet Public Library
An independent project that melds the work of photographer and lighthouse enthusiast Donald W. Carter with a comprehensive guide to the lighthouses of Michigan, Great Lakes, America and the world.
Seeing The Light: Lighthouses of the Western Great Lakes
Join lighthouse buffs Terry and Sue Pepper on a voyage of discovery around the Great Lakes and through history. This site features photography, research and observations of lighthouses on lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron.
State and Provincial Resources
Mendota Light Station
Located on Keweenaw Peninsula in Bete Grise, the light station was renovated in 1998 and shines once again.
Michigan Lighthouse Project
Established in 1998, the project's mission is to increase public and governmental awareness of lighthouse preservation issues and identify ways to ensure the long-term preservation of Michigan's lighthouses.
Split Rock Lighthouse
Minnesota Historical Society
Located in Two Harbors, Minn., shipwrecks from a mighty 1905 November gale prompted this rugged landmark's construction.
Buffalo Light: Guardian of the Harbor
Buffalo History Works
An interactive sight providing historical facts, photographs and preservation information regarding the lighthouse.
Lighting the Outer Limits
Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine
Parks Friends kindled interest to restore Wisconsin's oldest public lighthouse on Lake Michigan, the Pottawatomie (or Potawatomi) Lighthouse in Door County.
GLIN: Historic Sites in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Islands in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes Region