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What's New
Marquette Maritime Museum celebrates the Great Lakes
Marquette Mining Journal (7/25)
The Marquette Maritime Museum has chronicled and celebrated life on the Great Lakes for well over a century.

Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge in its third year
Oswego County Today (7/24)
The third annual Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge will take place this year on August 5, 6 and 7.

Seeing the light: Tawas Point station hasn't changed much in 140 years
MLive (7/21)
In Michigan, the 1876 Tawas Point lighthouse still is active with its original fourth-order Fresnel lens, and the 67-foot-tall brick tower is attached to a 1Ĺ-story brick keepers' house.

DNR, archaeologists team up to restore historic lighthouse site in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
MLive (7/19)
At the Copper Harbor, Mich., lighthouse, a project that partners Michigan's Department of Natural Resources with other agencies is shining a light on how that area used to look.

Itís the only American port city on the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Great Lakes Echo (7/18)
Three Great Lakes lighthouses were recently added to the National Register for Historic Places, including Minnesotaís Duluth Harbor North Pier Light, constructed in 1910, and South Harbor Breakwater Outer Light, constructed in 1901.

For a classic, all-American summer vacation, try this Great Lake getaway
Wall Street Journal (7/14)
If youíre after a slower pace this summeróa quaintly all-American vacation marked by waterfront bonfires, creaky lighthouses and cherry pieómake your way to Lake Michigan, where Wisconsinís Door Peninsula is wide open.

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General Resources
Great Lakes Lighthouse Guide
Midwest Connection
Provides information on lighthouses around the Great Lakes region as well as lighthouse tours.

Great Lakes Lighthouses: Photo Gallery
Sweetwater Visions
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
USALights.com
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
Night Beacon
Interactive Lake Erie Lighthouse map, linked to corresponding lighthouse pictures and history.

Lake Huron Lighthouse Map
Night Beacon
Interactive Lake Huron Lighthouse map, linked to corresponding lighthouse pictures and history.

Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map
Night Beacon
Interactive Lake Michigan Lighthouses map, linked to corresponding lighthouse pictures and history.

Lake Superior Lighthouse Map
Night Beacon
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.

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State and Provincial Resources
MICHIGAN
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.

MINNESOTA
Split Rock Lighthouse
Minnesota Historical Society
Located in Two Harbors, Minn., shipwrecks from a mighty 1905 November gale prompted this rugged landmark's construction.

NEW YORK
Buffalo Light: Guardian of the Harbor
Buffalo History Works
An interactive sight providing historical facts, photographs and preservation information regarding the lighthouse.

WISCONSIN
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.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Historic Sites in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Islands in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes Region

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