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Be the light: keepers needed at Tawas point lighthouse.


Lighthouse enthusiasts are invited to serve this summer as volunteer lighthouse keepers at the Tawas Point Lighthouse, located in Tawas Point State Park in East Tawas.

Keepers are responsible for greeting visitors, giving tours, providing information about the lighthouse and the Tawas area, and conducting light maintenance duties. They will receive on-site lodging in exchange for conducting guided tours of the lighthouse. Participating keepers provide roughly 35 hours of service per week and must stay at the lighthouse for a minimum of two consecutive weeks.

At least two keepers are needed for each two-week period. Those with knowledge of lighthouse lore or Great Lakes maritime history are especially encouraged to apply. Those selected will receive historical information packets and on-site orientation to help familiarize them with their tour duties.

The 1876 Tawas Point Lighthouse is a well-known landmark in Tawas Point State Park, attracting visitors from all over the world. It is one of 11 nationally accredited museums administered by the Michigan History Center in cooperation with the Parks and Recreation Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

The program will run from May 17 through October 17, 2017. Interested parties should complete and submit the Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper application at

Caption: Be a volunteer lighthouse keeper this year at the Tawas Point Lighthouse.

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Title Annotation:MI NEWS
Publication:Michigan History Magazine
Geographic Code:1U3MI
Date:Mar 1, 2017
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