P.O. Box 973 Fenton, MI. 48430 (810) 750-9236 Telephone
Coast Guard 44 foot Motor Life Boat restoration (44376)
ARTIFACTS WANTED: MLC is seeking them.
Gull Rock Lighthouse Restoration Project
What will it take to save a lighthouse?
1909 US Life Saving Service Life Boat Restoration Project
Welcome to the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy website and thank you for visiting. Our web site contains information about lighthouses and life saving stations located in Michigan. Links to other related sites outside of Michigan are also presented where they are appropriate.
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is a registered IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation in the state of Michigan. For more details on the conservancy please visit the organization and membership information.
This site contains basic information on each Michigan lighthouse in the Light List and links to local preservation groups if they have a web site or where to call or write for more information. Lighthouse history basic facts are presented with old lighthouse photographs and then how it looks today to see what changes have happened over the years. A comprehensive history can be read on each lighthouse at Terry Pepper's web site. We didn't want to try and duplicate a good thing that already exists.
One key feature of this site is the Light Keeper's Tools section which features the tools that lighthouse keepers used on a regular basis. No other source of this information is available in one place as presented here on this web site. Fresnel lenses and other educational information are contained throughout this site.
U.S. Life Saving Stations are also a feature of this site since most were located at or near lighthouses. They were the rescuers when ships were in distress. The Life Saving Service pre-dates the modern day United States Coast Guard. Learn about the Life Saving Service from that section of the site.
We are always looking for donations to help restore lighthouses and life saving stations. We are in need of funding to help these historic structures. Please donate now to help these historic structures via PayPal orlease send in a check.
LAST UPDATE: June 2010
Bottomlands Agreement Reached between Michigan Lighthouse Alliance and State of Michigan.
National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island NY finally folds. Click here for a special web page on the lengthy news release.
News Section Lighthouse Funding Bill Introduced, please click here for more information, your support is needed now. See below for how to help. New USCG Lifeboat Station for Marquette, MI. Dedication Aug. 13. 2009 Michigan lighthouses up for grabs listed with links. Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Grants for 2009.
Click here to help support the Lighthouse Bill by writing a letter to the Senators! If you want to help, this is how you do it.
Volunteer lighthouse keeper programs and lighthouse B&B's section added.