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What's New
Michiganís lighthouses are beacons for tourists
Detroit Free Press (4/29)
Michigan has 129 lighthouses, more than any other state. And summer offers many opportunities to get up close and personal with these iconic buildings.

Sparks fly as Clio seniors help renovate lighthouse near Mackinac Island
MLive (4/3)
High school students in Clio, Mich. began volunteer work this week that will be seen by thousands. The students are part of the Round Island Lighthouse renovation project.

Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy to host community engagement meeting to discuss plans for Pere Marquette lighthouses
MLive (3/3)
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is set to host the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Community Engagement Meeting, a community-wide and informal discussion about the future of the area's lighthouses.

Frozen sentinels of southern Lake Michigan
Huffington Post (1/21)
Winter grips the Great Lakes region of the United States, and that grip has once again manifested itself on the lighthouses that dot the shore of southern Lake Michigan.

Stunning pictures of Michigan's St Joseph Lighthouse transformed into giant icicles as arctic blast continues to sweep across the US
Daily Mail (1/10)
With sub-zero temperatures, severe wind chills and snowfall, one photographer chose to brave the frigid weather for hours on end - to capture these stunning photos of St Joseph Lighthouse in Michigan.

Ashland lighthouse considered for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (12/8)
The lighthouse in Ashland's harbor, Wis., will become part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore under a provision in the national defense bill now before Congress.

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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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