Volunteer Keeper Information

 

 

         
   

CPLHS Keepers Sign Up Procedure


Purpose

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.

Procedure

  1. Prospective keepers must be members in good standing of CPLHS when scheduling time to be keepers and at the time you are keepers. Membership may be processed at the same time as scheduling dates to be keepers.
     
  2. Beginning October 1st, reservations will be taken for the following year. All keepers will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be accepted for the following year prior to October 1.
     
  3. Check the online calendar at http://www.localendar.com/public/crisppointlighthouse to check for available dates. If you do not have internet access, call Rick at 517-230-6294.
     
  4. Only one Keeper family will be permitted to sign up at any given time unless CPLHS has scheduled a family weekend. Keeper families must have a minimum of two adults, but not more than four. You may schedule from one to five days at a time.
     
  5. Call Rick at 517-230-6294 or email cplhs@sbcglobal.net to schedule your time. (email is the
    preferred method of contact)
    . You must call or email because only authorized persons can update the online calendar. Your membership status will be verified using the latest membership data file prior to being posted online.
     
  6. Your last name will be entered into the online calendar in order to keep track of who is scheduled. No other information will be posted online.
 
For a pdf version of this procedure, click here.
   
         
         
         
   

General Duties & Information

Information:

Contact Rick at 517-230-6294 or email cplhs@sbcglobal.net 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.

Duties:

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.

   
         

 


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Last Modified October 17, 2014