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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Huron Light Ship Museum in Port Huron, MI on the St. Clair River - Photo by Michael W. Collins
12/19/2019

Huron Light Ship Museum in Port Huron, MI on the St. Clair River - Photo by Michael W. Collins

The hour of blue light at Ludington North Breakwater Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Jason Miney
12/18/2019

The hour of blue light at Ludington North Breakwater Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Jason Miney

The old and new Michigan Island Lights, WI under the Milky Way on Lake Superior in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshor...
12/17/2019

The old and new Michigan Island Lights, WI under the Milky Way on Lake Superior in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore - Both photos by Jeff Berkes

Two views of Manning Memorial Light in Empire, MI on Lake Michigan - Both photos by James Gerndt
12/16/2019

Two views of Manning Memorial Light in Empire, MI on Lake Michigan - Both photos by James Gerndt

October sunrise at Manitowoc North Breakwater Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by David Voss
12/15/2019

October sunrise at Manitowoc North Breakwater Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by David Voss

Weather makes all the difference. Two views of Split Rock Light, MN on Lake Superior - Photos by Bill Donovan and Alex K...
12/14/2019

Weather makes all the difference. Two views of Split Rock Light, MN on Lake Superior - Photos by Bill Donovan and Alex Kormann respectively

Ice-breaking operations begin in the northern Great Lakes
12/14/2019
US Coast Guard begins ice-breaking operations in Lake Superior

Ice-breaking operations begin in the northern Great Lakes

With ice coverage already expanding in commercial shipping ports in western Lake Superior, crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie kicked off their annual ice-breaking effort this week. "Operation Taconite" is one of two large ice-breaking operations the Coast Guard undertakes each...

Contractors work to raise seawall near the Huron Lightship Museum in Port Huron, MI
12/13/2019
Contractors work to raise seawall near light ship

Contractors work to raise seawall near the Huron Lightship Museum in Port Huron, MI

Work is well underway to stabilize and raise the seawall near the Huron Lightship in Port Huron. The floating light house is all to familiar with the high water levels that have plagued much of the Great

As subzero temperatures and blizzard conditions set in across the great lakes the USCGC ALDER races to complete the swap...
12/13/2019

As subzero temperatures and blizzard conditions set in across the great lakes the USCGC ALDER races to complete the swap between summer and winter buoys.

As subzero temperatures and blizzard conditions set in across the great lakes the USCGC ALDER races to complete the swap between summer and winter buoys.

Ice this time of year is often unstable and dangerous, if you are an avid fishermen/outdoorsmen/hunter who is going to venture out onto the ice click the link for some tips and tricks:
https://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2013/11/on-ice-hunting-fishing-safety/

#uscg #aton #safety #icefishing #safety

Two views of Marquette Harbor Light, MI on Lake Superior - Photos by David Hyde and Shannon Kivi respectively
12/13/2019

Two views of Marquette Harbor Light, MI on Lake Superior - Photos by David Hyde and Shannon Kivi respectively

Restoring a remote, off-shore lighthouse is really tough work. This radio interview provides an update on the progress a...
12/13/2019
Restoration of Rock of Ages Lighthouse continues

Restoring a remote, off-shore lighthouse is really tough work. This radio interview provides an update on the progress at Rock of Ages Lighthouse, MI on Lake Superior. The lighthouse lies within a Isle Royale National Park. Congratulations to the volunteers at Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society for your accomplishments to date!

The historic Rock of Ages Lighthouse in Lake Superior had fallen into disrepair when the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society was formed in 2008. The society has made great strides in restoration since the work on the grounds began in 2016. 

Two different, refreshing views of Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photos by R Christensen and Stephen Hughes ...
12/12/2019

Two different, refreshing views of Little Sable Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photos by R Christensen and Stephen Hughes respectively

Two views of South Manitou Island Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Both photos by Pete Lerro
12/11/2019

Two views of South Manitou Island Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Both photos by Pete Lerro

Sunsets at Charlevoix South Pierhead Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photos by Michael W. Collins and Sarah M. Goodwin resp...
12/10/2019

Sunsets at Charlevoix South Pierhead Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photos by Michael W. Collins and Sarah M. Goodwin respectively

Late evening sun at Kewaunee Pierhead Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Chris Knight
12/09/2019

Late evening sun at Kewaunee Pierhead Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Chris Knight

Scaffolding is down at Marblehead Light in Ohio, the remaining repairs will wait for spring. But look up and it is decor...
12/09/2019

Scaffolding is down at Marblehead Light in Ohio, the remaining repairs will wait for spring. But look up and it is decorated for the holidays.

Scaffolding is down... waiting for spring. But look up and it is decorated for the holidays.

New life for Chicago Harbor Lighthouse?
12/09/2019
New life for Chicago Harbor Lighthouse?

New life for Chicago Harbor Lighthouse?

Renowned Chicago artist Theaster Gates — known for repurposing old buildings for community use — is one of the people considering breathing life back into the deteriorating building.

Sunset afterglow at Holland Harbor South Pierhead Light, a.k.a. Big Red, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Robert Shipman
12/08/2019

Sunset afterglow at Holland Harbor South Pierhead Light, a.k.a. Big Red, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Robert Shipman

Some good news: Lighthouses are holding up, despite shoreline erosion.
12/08/2019
Lighthouses are holding up, despite shoreline erosion.

Some good news: Lighthouses are holding up, despite shoreline erosion.

Lighthouses are holding up, despite shoreline erosion. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — Recent storms and high water levels have caused major damage to the Lake Michigan shoreline and homes along that shoreline. Many social media postings have expressed concerns about the future of...

Drama in the sky at Michigan City East Pierhead Light, IN on Lake Michigan - Photo by Scott Kinzie
12/07/2019

Drama in the sky at Michigan City East Pierhead Light, IN on Lake Michigan - Photo by Scott Kinzie

Kincardine Harbor Light, Ontario, Canada on Lake Huron - Photo by Al Hillman
12/06/2019

Kincardine Harbor Light, Ontario, Canada on Lake Huron - Photo by Al Hillman

Get your lighthouse apparel at www.gllka.org/shop for the lighthouse lover on your Christmas list!
12/06/2019

Get your lighthouse apparel at www.gllka.org/shop for the lighthouse lover on your Christmas list!

The lighthouse at Lion's Head, Ontario, Canada on Lake Huron's Georgian Bay - Photo by Larry Wright
12/06/2019

The lighthouse at Lion's Head, Ontario, Canada on Lake Huron's Georgian Bay - Photo by Larry Wright

Old Fashioned Christmas event at Grand Traverse Light near Northport, MI on Lake Michigan
12/05/2019
Old Fashioned Christmas at Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport - 9 & 10 News

Old Fashioned Christmas event at Grand Traverse Light near Northport, MI on Lake Michigan

The holidays are a perfect time to celebrate family traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport is embracing the big holiday and their love of all things maritime by putting on a festive event called “Old Fashioned Christmas.” S...

Some interesting news from Huron, OH on Lake Erie. After speaking with U.S. Coast Guard personnel for almost three years...
12/05/2019
Huron's lighthouse getting lit Saturday

Some interesting news from Huron, OH on Lake Erie. After speaking with U.S. Coast Guard personnel for almost three years, Huron city officials received permission to cosmetically illuminate the Huron Harbor Light on a permanent basis.

After speaking with U.S. Coast Guard personnel for almost three years, city officials received permission to cosmetically illuminate the North Main Pier’s lighthouse on a permanent basis.

Fall scene at Seul Choix Point Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Bonnie Forman-Franco
12/05/2019

Fall scene at Seul Choix Point Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Bonnie Forman-Franco

Fall at Grand Island East Channel Light, MI on Lake Superior from a unique aerial perspective - Photo by Patrick Hugener
12/04/2019

Fall at Grand Island East Channel Light, MI on Lake Superior from a unique aerial perspective - Photo by Patrick Hugener

Sea smoke at Algoma North Pierhead Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Neal Grosskopf
12/03/2019

Sea smoke at Algoma North Pierhead Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Neal Grosskopf

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association's cover photo
12/02/2019

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association's cover photo

Getting chilly on Lake Michigan at Port Washington North Breakwater Light, WI - Photo by Jeffrey Ewig
12/02/2019

Getting chilly on Lake Michigan at Port Washington North Breakwater Light, WI - Photo by Jeffrey Ewig

Night sky and the Milky Way at Cana Island Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Neal Grosskopf
12/01/2019

Night sky and the Milky Way at Cana Island Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Neal Grosskopf

Cape Vincent, NY seeks new uses for Tibbetts Point Lighthouse keepers quarters, which served for any years as a hostel f...
12/01/2019
Cape Vincent seeks new uses for lighthouse quarters

Cape Vincent, NY seeks new uses for Tibbetts Point Lighthouse keepers quarters, which served for any years as a hostel for travelers

CAPE VINCENT — Town officials are seeking uses for the living quarters at the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse after the hostel service that used them to welcome travelers from around the

Picture perfect Marquette Harbor Light, MI on Lake Superior - Photos by Scott Kinzie and Shawn Malone respectively
11/30/2019

Picture perfect Marquette Harbor Light, MI on Lake Superior - Photos by Scott Kinzie and Shawn Malone respectively

Picture perfect Pointe Aux Barques Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photos by Michael W. Collins and Tim Kennedy respectively
11/29/2019

Picture perfect Pointe Aux Barques Light, MI on Lake Huron - Photos by Michael W. Collins and Tim Kennedy respectively

Twilight at Big Sable Point Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by David W. Behrens
11/28/2019

Twilight at Big Sable Point Light, MI on Lake Michigan - Photo by David W. Behrens

11/28/2019

Wishing Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunrise and sunset at Cana Island Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Aerial photos by Jake Heffernan and Trevor Mahlmann respe...
11/27/2019

Sunrise and sunset at Cana Island Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Aerial photos by Jake Heffernan and Trevor Mahlmann respectively

After the storm... at Duluth North Pierhead Light, MN on Lake Superior - Photo by Jeffrey Doty
11/26/2019

After the storm... at Duluth North Pierhead Light, MN on Lake Superior - Photo by Jeffrey Doty

Soft pastel hues of autumn at Copper Harbor Light, MI on Lake Superior - Photo by Clayton Adams
11/25/2019

Soft pastel hues of autumn at Copper Harbor Light, MI on Lake Superior - Photo by Clayton Adams

Pastel hues of fall at Au Sable Light, MI on Lake Superior - Photo by John McCormick
11/25/2019

Pastel hues of fall at Au Sable Light, MI on Lake Superior - Photo by John McCormick

Moonrise over Kewaunee Pierhead Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Chris Knight
11/24/2019

Moonrise over Kewaunee Pierhead Light, WI on Lake Michigan - Photo by Chris Knight

Sunset with sky drama at Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light, OH on Lake Erie - Aerial photo by Andrew Cross
11/23/2019

Sunset with sky drama at Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light, OH on Lake Erie - Aerial photo by Andrew Cross

Here's a very nice article on the history of "The Christmas Ship" and how both Mackinaws continued the tradition.
11/23/2019
Cutter Mackinaw to mark 20th Chicago Christmas Ship anniversary

Here's a very nice article on the history of "The Christmas Ship" and how both Mackinaws continued the tradition.

Continuing a 20-year tradition, the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw will deliver 1,200 Christmas trees as part of Chicago’s Christmas Ship program. The annual tree delivery dates back more than a…

North shore fall foliage at Grand Marais, MN on Lake Superior - Photo by Jon Clay
11/22/2019

North shore fall foliage at Grand Marais, MN on Lake Superior - Photo by Jon Clay

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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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