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in the Great Lakes Region

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What's New
'Once in a lifetime ' experience: Lighthouse keeper on Lake Superior
CBC News (5/19)
A group is hiring two students to serve as lighthouse keepers this summer on Porphyry Island, about 40 kilometers east of Thunder Bay, Ont.

Split Rock Lighthouse gets preservation grant
Superior Telegram (4/26)
Minnesota's federal lawmakers have announced a $68,000 preservation grant for Split Rock Lighthouse -- money that will help outline long-term management and preservation efforts of the iconic North Shore lighthouse.

Ontario funds projects to improve water quality, clean-up Lake Superior shoreline
CBC News (4/25)
Five groups in northwestern Ontario are sharing a total of nearly $150,000 from the provincial government for projects aimed at improving Lake Superior's shoreline and protecting its water quality.

Conservancy has a 'lot of work' to place Lighthouse
The News-Herald (4/19)
In Michigan, the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy members didn't take much time to congratulate one another on receiving the deed to the light from Brands' Marina. There's too much work to do.

Little has been done with breakwater lighthouse since nonprofit acquired it
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/11)
Since the government awarded Optima the lighthouse — with the provision that it be maintained as a public space and used for recreation and education — almost nothing has been done.

Volunteers Needed: Here's your chance to become a lighthouse keeper
The Holland Sentinel (2/7)
It's not a job for everyone. You have to love people ... and lighthouses. Lighthouse enthusiasts are invited to serve as volunteer lighthouse keepers at the Tawas Point Lighthouse, in Tawas Point State Park, Mich., this summer.

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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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