CPLHS Keepers Sign Up Procedure
The purpose of this procedure is to establish a fair and equitable means for all CPLHS Members to sign up to be Keepers at the Crisp Point Lighthouse.
For a pdf version of this procedure, click here.
General Duties & Information
Contact Rick at 517-230-6294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org a few days prior to your scheduled stay to get information about obtaining the keys to the buildings.
You do not have to stay at the lighthouse to be a Keeper.
Drinkable water is not available, so bring your own water and beverages.
Electricity is not available for personal use.
There are not any refrigerators, nearest ice available is approximately 12 miles away, at the Rainbow Lodge (destroyed by fire in 2012), or 24 miles away, at a store near Tahquamenon Falls.
There are no garbage cans or dumpsters available. When your stay is complete, take all trash with you and discard properly.
There is no heat in any of the buildings.
There are flush toilets and hand sanitizer in the restrooms.
There is a small first aid kit available in the Visitor Center.
If you will be using a camper or trailer, there is a cement pad for parking near the Visitor Center.
A fire pit is available for a camp fire. Purchase firewood in the Upper Peninsula, firewood is not allowed across the Mackinac Bridge. It is your responsibility to know if there are any DNR restrictions regarding camp fires. Contact the DNR office or website for more information.
A barbecue grill is available for use, bring your own lighter fluid and charcoal. Please clean after using.
You will be expected to assist visitors to Crisp Point from approximately 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Open the tower and Visitor Center for guests to access.
Greet visitors, sell merchandise, answer questions, offer general and/or historical information about the lighthouse and the Historical Society.
Pick up any debris and other items found on the grounds.
Sweep and clean lighthouse and visitor center building as needed.
Sweep, clean and restock restrooms as needed.
Sweep boardwalk as needed.
For a printable version of the information and duties, click here.