New Cement Steps to Entrance Building Planned for Memorial Day Holiday Weekend
As you can see from the above photo, the cement steps going up to the entrance building of the lighthouse are in bad shape and have become a safety hazard. We will be replacing these steps over the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. Please be advised that access to the entrance building and the tower will be limited or closed until this project has been completed and the cement has cured. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make the steps to the tower safer.
Crisp Point Re-lit May 4th
Our first big project for 2013 was to install a working light in the Crisp Point Lighthouse lantern room. The new light is a 300 mm LED marine light and it will operate from May 1st to November 1st annually. (This year we have requested May 4th due to road conditions and so it would fall on a weekend.) We
received the OK from the State Historical Presentation Office (SHPO) to go ahead with the project last year. Also, a Private Aids to Navigation Permit from the United States Coast Guard was obtained that will allow us to operate the light.
We had a fundraiser to raise the funds needed to purchase the equipment for this project. Since the program was announced at the 2012 Summer Conference on July 21, the response was overwhelming! Donations far exceeded the amount needed and allowed us to end the fundraiser to relight the light. We originally planned to have a re-lighting ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Unfortunately, due to the amount of snow the UP received this year, we were unable to have the ceremony on May 4th. However, we still turned on the light on May 4th.
2013 Annual Summer Conference
The 17th Annual Crisp Point Light Historical Society Summer Conference will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Admission is FREE for all who register by July 13, 2013. We're pleased to announce that this year's special guest speaker is Karen Brzys. Karen has written a book about agates and will tell us what agates are, how they are formed, and how to find them. This is a family friendly event for everyone of all ages! For more info and to learn how you can register, go to our Conference page by clicking here: www.crisppointlighthouse.org/conf.html.
Volunteer Lighthouse Keepers 2013
We have had a tremendous response to our 2012 Volunteer Keeper Program. From mid-May to early October, members have volunteered their time to act as keepers every day. Reservations for 2013 will be taken beginning October 1, 2012 and will go quickly so don't delay. Please visit this page for more details. Contact Rick Brockway at 517-230-6294 (cell), at 517-546-5283 (home), or via email email@example.com if you have questions.
Harbour Lights Crisp Point Miniature
We recently found out that Harbour Lights has gone out of business. Our current miniature is a little different than the first 500 we ordered in 2008. Taking the advice of Harbour Lights, the miniatures now have a fall color theme. Although they are not numbered like the first ones were, they do have a CPLHS logo on the bottom. The miniatures are only available through CPLHS and once we run out they will no longer be available. They are $24.95 each, plus shipping and applicable MI sales tax. To order, please go to our Fundraiser Items page here, or print out the order form here.
PayPal Donations Now Accepted
We now have the capability to receive secure online donations to the Crisp Point Lighthouse Fund through PayPal. Donations can be made via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, bank transfers, and PayPal balance. PayPal charges us a small fee for each transaction. Simply click the button below to start the process through PayPal. You will receive a receipt from PayPal through your email account.
Find Us On Facebook
CPLHS has a Facebook group page where you can share your photos and videos of Crisp Point. You can also post messages on the page and in the discussion group. Check it out by clicking on the icon below.
Crisp Point Flashlight & Key Chain
A flashlight and keychain combo that outshines the rest! Made from aluminum with shiny lacquer finish. Brilliant white LED light always ready for use. Lifetime laser engraving. Batteries included. To order, go to our Fundraiser Items page by clicking here: www.crisppointlighthouse.org/itemsviapaypal.html.
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Here are some pictures of the construction of the Visitor Center, which is now complete.
Crisp Point Lighthouse on Magazine Cover
The Crisp Point Lighthouse is on the cover of the May/June 2008 edition of Michigan History magazine. The lighthouse image is used for an article entitled "12 Great Summer Destinations." This back issue is no longer available, but you can visit their web site at hsmichigan.org.
Crisp Point Featured in Midwest Living Magazine for Second Year
Crisp Point Light was featured on the cover of Midwest Living in May-June 2002. There was also an article about Crisp Point in the July/August 2001 issue. To read the article, click here. For more information on the magazine, you can check out their web site at midwestliving.com.
A sincere Thank You to all those in the media who have kept the public informed on the status of Crisp Point Light. Also, thanks to all you visitors who have added an entry to our Guestbook, and to all the members of CPLHS for your individual contributions to the effort. Together we are making great progress!
Questions or Comments?
If you have any questions or comments about our non-profit organization or Crisp Point Light, please contact us at Crisp Point Light Historical Society, Rick Brockway, 450 W. Marr Road, Howell, MI 48855. You may also call Rick on his cell 517-230-6294 or home number 517-546-5283, or email him at email@example.com.
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