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Committee to study Michigan City pier safety
South Bend Tribune (10/5)
A committee is being formed to explore what can be done to prevent people from being washed off the lighthouse pier in Michigan City, Ind.

New lens completes Buffalo Lighthouse rehab
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (9/29)
In Buffaly, N.Y., the installation of a 500-pound lens in the Buffalo Lighthouse caps the $650,000 restoration of the 182-year-old structure.

Residents tour restored lighthouse
Port Clinton News Herald (9/24)
Brands Marina opened its gates for residents and visitors to climb the steps of the 119-year old Port Clinton lighthouse in Ohio.

Lorain Lighthouse named best on Lake Erie by magazine
The Morning Journal (9/11)
The Lorain Lighthouse again was named the best along the Lake Erie shore, according to awards presented by Lake Erie Living magazine.

Restoring forgotten Buffalo lighthouse will create ‘heritage bookends’
The Buffalo News (8/17)
Think of the historic Buffalo, N.Y., waterfront, and your mind is likely to picture the Buffalo Lighthouse. But there is another lighthouse on Buffalo’s waterfront, unknown to most.

Beaver Island Lighthouse a gateway to the north through Straits of Mackinac
MLive (8/16)
In the 1800's, ships often passed just south of Beaver Island as they made their way to or from the Straits of Mackinac to the north. To aid this navigation, the current Beaver Island lighthouse was built in 1851.

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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
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
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.

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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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