Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association Dedicated to preservation of Great Lakes lighthouse and the stories of those who served at them. A registered non-profit association dedicated to Great Lakes lighthouse preservation and history
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Sunset at Round Island Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photo by Michigan Sky Media
10/10/2020

Sunset at Round Island Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photo by Michigan Sky Media

Under the stars of the Milky Way at Point Betsie Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Neil Weaver Photography
10/09/2020

Under the stars of the Milky Way at Point Betsie Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Neil Weaver Photography

The gales of October at Point Betsie Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by James Gerndt at James Eye View Photography
10/08/2020

The gales of October at Point Betsie Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by James Gerndt at James Eye View Photography

10/08/2020
John Kucko Digital

October Rage: Nasty storm over Lake Ontario one day ago in Oswego, NY...and then it came ashore. Video by John Kucko Digital

October Rage: Nasty storm over Lake Ontario in Oswego, NY...and then it came ashore.

Old Fort Niagara Light, NY on Lake Ontario - Photo by David Russell
10/07/2020

Old Fort Niagara Light, NY on Lake Ontario - Photo by David Russell

Aerial view of Harbor Beach Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photo by Paul Clark
10/06/2020

Aerial view of Harbor Beach Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photo by Paul Clark

Sunset with thunderhead at Holland Harbor, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by David W. Behrens Photography
10/05/2020

Sunset with thunderhead at Holland Harbor, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by David W. Behrens Photography

Fall sunrise at Split Rock Light, MN on Lake Superior - Photo by Christian Dalbec Photography
10/04/2020

Fall sunrise at Split Rock Light, MN on Lake Superior - Photo by Christian Dalbec Photography

Calm seas at Spectacle Reef Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photo by Thomas Russell McBride
10/03/2020

Calm seas at Spectacle Reef Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photo by Thomas Russell McBride

Little Traverse light station, on Harbor Point, Michigan.
10/02/2020

Little Traverse light station, on Harbor Point, Michigan.

Footprints in the sand at Big Sable Point Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Neil Weaver Photography
10/02/2020

Footprints in the sand at Big Sable Point Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Neil Weaver Photography

New Presque Isle Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photo by Tim Kennedy
10/01/2020

New Presque Isle Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photo by Tim Kennedy

Happy October! We have a couple lighthouse ghost story books on our online store! Check them out here https://www.gllka....
10/01/2020

Happy October! We have a couple lighthouse ghost story books on our online store! Check them out here https://www.gllka.org/shop Proceeds from book sales help fund lighthouse restoration projects!

And now for something completely different...
10/01/2020

And now for something completely different...

Summer sunrise at Marblehead Light, OH on Lake Erie - Photo by Lori England Zornes
09/30/2020

Summer sunrise at Marblehead Light, OH on Lake Erie - Photo by Lori England Zornes

Summer sail at Duluth North Pierhead Light, MN on Lake Superior - Photo by Nathan Soley
09/29/2020

Summer sail at Duluth North Pierhead Light, MN on Lake Superior - Photo by Nathan Soley

Stannard Rock Light, MI on Lake Superior  in the news
09/29/2020
Stannard Rock cleanup

Stannard Rock Light, MI on Lake Superior in the news

Stannard Rock cleanup Front Page News Sep 29, 2020 Great Lakes Conservation Corps leader Trevor Slinkard, left and GLCC crew member Emma Stafford stand before Stannard Rock Lighthouse as part of a project between the Superior Watershed Partnership and the U.S. Coast Guard Station Marquette to servic...

Summer sunset at St. Joseph, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Laurie Schmidtke at Simply Laurie Photography
09/28/2020

Summer sunset at St. Joseph, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Laurie Schmidtke at Simply Laurie Photography

Sunset under a dramatic sky at Grand Haven, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo: Images by Walter E. Elliott
09/27/2020

Sunset under a dramatic sky at Grand Haven, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo: Images by Walter E. Elliott

First glimpse of sunrise at Port Washington North Breakwater Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Eric Laabs
09/26/2020

First glimpse of sunrise at Port Washington North Breakwater Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Eric Laabs

Morning haze at the entrance to Charlevoix Harbor, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by John E. Doskoch Photography
09/25/2020

Morning haze at the entrance to Charlevoix Harbor, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by John E. Doskoch Photography

09/25/2020
Cheboygan River Front Range Light

Cheboygan River Front Range Light

A busy Cheboygan River videoed from GLLKA's Cheboygan Front Range Light thursday afternoon. Some of the vessels are: US Fish & Wildlifes research vessel SPENCER F BAIRD, tug MICHIGAN with fuel barge GREAT LAKES, Ryba Marine tug ROCHELLE KAYE & barge, Durocher Marine/Kokosing tug CHAMPION and barge, U.S.C.G Cutter MACKINAW along with many other vessels berthed.

Heavy seas with fading light at Cleveland Harbor Light, OH on Lake Erie - Photo by Gabe Leidy Photography
09/24/2020

Heavy seas with fading light at Cleveland Harbor Light, OH on Lake Erie - Photo by Gabe Leidy Photography

Summer scene at Split Rock Light, MN on Lake Superior - Photo by Tom Sovereign Photography
09/23/2020

Summer scene at Split Rock Light, MN on Lake Superior - Photo by Tom Sovereign Photography

A look inside the South Buffalo Lighthouse, NY on Lake Erie
09/23/2020
Walking the Planks @ the South Buffalo Lighthouse

A look inside the South Buffalo Lighthouse, NY on Lake Erie

It's been a while since I paid a visit to the South Buffalo Lighthouse, near the northern shores of Bethlehem Steel at the South Gap of the Outer Harbor. Every couple of years, like clockwork, I get summoned by Captain Bill Zimmermann of Seven Seas Sailing to take a short voyage to the historic 1903

Rebuilt Lion's Head Light nearing completion on Georgian Bay
09/22/2020
Owen Sound Sun Times

Rebuilt Lion's Head Light nearing completion on Georgian Bay

Community effort sees Lion's Head lighthouse replaced.

Calm seas at Gull Rock Light, MI on Lake Superior - Photo by Kimberly Kotzian
09/22/2020

Calm seas at Gull Rock Light, MI on Lake Superior - Photo by Kimberly Kotzian

Old Presque Isle Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photo by Clint Douthitt
09/21/2020

Old Presque Isle Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photo by Clint Douthitt

Under the stars of the Milky Way at Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Aaron Palaian Photography
09/20/2020

Under the stars of the Milky Way at Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Aaron Palaian Photography

By dawn's early light at Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by David W. Behrens Photography
09/20/2020

By dawn's early light at Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by David W. Behrens Photography

Summer sunset at Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Sarah Goodwin at SG Captures Photography
09/19/2020

Summer sunset at Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Sarah Goodwin at SG Captures Photography

Under the stars at Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo: Images by Walter E. Elliott
09/18/2020

Under the stars at Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo: Images by Walter E. Elliott

09/18/2020
Michigan Lighthouse Festival

Save the dates...

Michigan Lighthouse Festival Traverse City, Michigan August 6 & 7, 2021 Mission Point Lighthouse 150th

Fogged in at Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Neil Weaver Photography
09/18/2020

Fogged in at Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Neil Weaver Photography

Address

707 N Huron Ave
Mackinaw City, MI
49701

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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(231) 436-5580

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This is my first lighthouse and I LOVE IT! Can you guess what lighthouse this is? Hint it on Great Lakes. Full sketch ✍️!
What a difference some money and TLC makes at 40 Mile. The shot on the left was from a Michigan vacation in 1993. The shot on the right was the most recent vacation to Michigan in 2016.
Old Sodus Point Lighthouse in Sodus Point, NY on Lake Ontario
Did you know... that Michigan has over 120 lighthouses, and Do you know... why each one has a different shape and color? It was so that sailors could easily identify each lighthouse and then determine their exact location. Some lighthouses are still functioning, some are museums or bed & breakfast inns, and some are private homes or simply abandoned. Learn thousands of other interesting and useful A-Z fun facts about every county in Michigan, including yours! "Discovering Michigan County by County: Your A-Z Guide to Each of the 83 Counties in the Great Lakes State" Choose from... 1. The author: GIFT SETS, Printed Upper & Lower Peninsula books plus More; see sample pages, too. https://discovermichigancountybycounty.com/ 2. Amazon: Printed Lower (top of page) & Upper Peninsula (bottom of page) books OR Amazon Regional Kindle e-books (10 book series) https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&bbn=283155&rh=p_27%3ABarbara+J+Vandermolen%2Cp_n_condition-type%3A1294423011&s=relevancerank&dc&qid=1600192836&rnid=1294421011&text=Barbara+J+Vandermolen&ref=sr_nr_p_n_condition-type_1
Vermillion Lighthouse in Vermillion Ohio
Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light.
Petoskey Michigan beautiful day ❤🇺🇸
Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Cape Vincent, NY September 6th 2020
Tibbits Point Lighthouse. Cape Vincent, NY 9/6/2020
Little Sable Lighthouse, MI. It's a little North of Holland, MI. I was quite surprised when I got my Slides back and discovered how Saturated it was. I later found out that there was an Atmospheric Inversion that created this look.
Would you like to take a virtual tour of the San Luis Obispo, Calif. light station? Explore the Keeper's dwelling, climb the tower, step inside the lantern room, tour the grounds, see the interior of the fog signal building, and admire our Fresnel lens? Virtual tours go every Wednesday at 2 pm Pacific Time. Click here and choose the tour you want to join: https://my805tix.com/organizations/point-san-luis-lighthouse. Tours are limited to just 10 participants to create an intimate, interactive experience.
For many years, the Freeland Boy Scout Troop has helped to maintain & make repairs to Round Island Lighthouse. The Lighthouse sits near Mackinac Island, across the straits and is seen daily by the many tourists visiting the area. It was featured in the movie Somewhere in Time. The lighthouse is being threatened with high water in Lake Huron. The perils are real, not only from the water, but from the ice that will be building up this winter. The lighthouse is under the control of the USDA Forest Service, Hiawatha National Forest. Below is a letter sent by Round Island Preservation Society (I was one of the founders) to the Forest Service. The lighthouse needs financial assistance and more. Please visit http://www.roundislandlightmichigan.com/high-water-emergency.html to read the letter below and to learn more about the lighthouse.