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What's New
Ogdensburg Lighthouse and Potsdam Civic Center nominated to be listed on National and State Historic registries
North Country Now (12/7)
Ogdensburg’s Lighthouse and Potsdam Civic Center have been nominated to the N.Y. State and National Registers of Historic Places.

EDITORIAL: South Haven lighthouse campaign demonstrates power of a grassroots effort
MLive (12/6)
In South Haven, Mich., the "Save the Light" initiative raised $315,000 thanks to gifts, and this shows that a small group can make a huge difference, and that every kid's quarter adds up.

Washington Post calls Lake Michigan waves 'ocean-like' during November storm
MLive (11/29)
The Washington Post recently featured a photo of the Grand Haven, Mich., pier from the November 12 storm as its "Pic of the Week," stating "huge, ocean-like waves on Lake Michigan."

Fundraiser saves Lake Michigan lighthouse
WOOD-TV - Grands Rapids, MI (11/28)
In South Haven, Mich., the Historical Association of South Haven took the lighthouse from the federal government three years ago and have now secured the funding to save it.

Council okays Lighthouse contact changes
The News-Herald (11/10)
The Port Clinton City Council, Ohio, unanimously voted to accept changes to the contract language between the city and the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy to place the 119-year old wooden pier light on the shore of Lake Erie next year.

West Pierhead Lighthouse seeks funding for upcoming restorations
The Oswegonian (10/22)
In Oswego, N.Y., the West Pierhead Lighthouse Restoration Project is seeking funding for renovation proposals this upcoming year.

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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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