CPLHS Starts New Web BlogCPLHS is pleased to announce the creation of a web blog for Crisp Point. We will use the blog to post information and news relating to Crisp Point on a real time basis. Also, you can subscribe to the blog and get email notifications for new posts. It will also allow us to send out messages to anyone that subscribes. We have linked almost all of the web site pages to the menu at the blog so that you can easily find the information you are looking for when you are at the blog. We will continue to run our website and Facebook page in addition to this new blog. However, we will no longer be updating this News Page on our website. To check it out, click on the following link: http://www.crisppointlighthouse.org/blog.
CPLHS Launches New Donation ProgramCPLHS is excited to announce a new donation program for 2014. Proceeds will go towards more erosion control rocks and replacing bricks and sealing/painting the tower. Donors will receive either a limited edition T-Shirt, sweatshirt, or jacket depending on the amount of the donation. For more information click on the following link: http://www.crisppointlighthouse.org/crisppointrocks.html.
Crisp Point Replica RaffleWe will be having a drawing for an American Lawn Lights 1:24 scale Replica of the Crisp Point Lighthouse at the Crisp Point Light Historical Society Summer Conference that will be held on July 19, 2014 at the Whitefish Township Community Center in Paradise, Michigan. The tickets went on sale on 1/1/14 and are $1.00 each. The retail value of this 1:24 scale replica is $859.00. The replica will be on display in different locations around Paradise where you will be able to purchase tickets. You do not have to be present to win but the winner is responsible to pick up the replica in either Paradise or Howell, MI. Arrangements will be made for pickup (if needed) when the winner is contacted. The replica is made of cedar, extira, aluminum, copper, and plastic and is quite detailed as you can see in the pictures. This replica is suitable for outdoor use. There is even a light in the lantern room. Raffle tickets can only be sold to people 18 years of age or older. Those 18 years of age or older may give raffle tickets to those under 18, and those under 18 may accept prizes from a raffle. License Number: R24410.
Crisp Point Featured in Travel BlogChristine Snow covered Crisp Point extensively while working for several newspapers in the U.P. She got to know Don and Nellie Ross quite well over the years and always had a special place in her heart for their efforts to save Crisp Point. Her most recent post on her travel blog briefly discusses the history of Crisp Point and gives travel tips and information for anyone who would like to visit. To check it out, click on the following link: http://sixweekstocalifornia.blogspot.com/search/label/Crisp%20Point.
Crisp Point Re-lit May 4th, 2013
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.
2014 Annual Summer Conference
The 18th Annual Crisp Point Light Historical Society Summer Conference will take place on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Admission is FREE for all who register by July 12, 2014. 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 2014
We have had a tremendous response to our 2013 Volunteer Keeper Program. From mid-May to early October, members have volunteered their time to act as keepers every day. Reservations for 2014 will be taken beginning October 1, 2013 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.
Crisp Point Fundraiser Items Make Great Gifts!
Hi everyone, need a birthday gift for a friend or relative? Have you thought about getting your Crisp Point Lighthouse enthusiast (including yourself) something Crisp Point Lighthouse related? Please visit our order form at: http://www.crisppointlighthouse.org/itemsviapaypal.html where you can order our fundraiser items online. We have most everything in stock right now but don't wait, order early! Also note that PayPal has a number of convenient payment options.
Harbour Lights Crisp Point Miniature
We have learned that Harbour Lights, our miniature manufacturer, 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 most recent miniatures 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.
PayPal Donations Accepted
We 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.
Note: If you email the webmaster questions about matters other than this website, the email will be forwarded to Rick Brockway. This may delay a response to your question. To avoid this delay, please see the addresses and phone numbers above.