Please let us know if there are any sites that should be on this list that are not, or if you find any dead links. We've decided to stop writing descriptions for most new sites unless a description is really needed or one is provided to us. Having a listing on this page does not mean endorsement by C.P.L.H.S. and we have not done any background checks on any of these businesses. Navigate them at your own risk. Thanks!
1. HMY Yachts -- What is a Lighthouse?
2. Lighthouse Digest Magazine
Check this site out to see articles about various lighthouses throughout the world. Lighthouse Digest Magazine is published monthly by Lighthouse Digest, Inc. This site features highlights from the print edition.
3. Michigan Lighthouse: Aerial Photography, Lighthouse Pictures
Michigan's lighthouses have been captured in a spectacular collection of aerial photographs in a creatively designed book.
4. USA Lights.com
5. United States Lighthouses
1. Big Ship Salvage
Big Ship Salvage carries nautical lighting, antiques, and other items they have salvaged from ships that have been decommissioned. For the upcoming holiday season through December 31, 2019, Big Ship Salvage will donate 10% of sales to Crisp Point Light Historical Society when you use the following promotion code: crisplh. If you call their store at 574-870-1571, just let them know that you want the 10% to go to Crisp Point Light Historical Society.
2. The Cape Cod Store's Lighthouse Encyclopedia, Crisp Point
3. The blog of Barbara Spring, author of The Dynamic Great Lakes
4. Famous Historical Ships: Warships to Cruise Ships by Steven Thomas
This is a commercial site run by Liberty Cruise. The author is a travel writer who has a passion for New York City. The article covers the Santa Maria, Mayflower, USS Constitution, HMS Victory, and Prinzessin Victoria Luise.
5. Great Lakes Freighters
This is a commercial site run by Raymond Myers, who is a Merchant Marine. He put together a video called "Sailing Fitout Through November Gales" in which the viewer can experience a year in the life of a sailor on a Great Lakes freighter.
6. Lake Superior Magazine
Need to find the perfect gift for a Lake Superior enthusiast? Check this site out for gifts/products (including books), news, subscription information, an amateur photo contest, and online versions of their magazine.
7. Sea Shell Shop
The Sea Shell Shop is a supporter of over 20 organizations helping restore, save and/or maintain Lighthouses across the United States. They have a robust website with all kinds of historical information in their area as well as Lighthouse History in the USA. They also have a large lighthouse collectible and nautical shopping section including Harbour Lights and Lefton Lighthouses. They are a second generation retail store since 1953 with three locations in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
8. Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Shepler's has been ferrying people to and from Mackinac Island, MI since 1945. They are now offering lighthouse cruises in the Straits of Mackinac. Check out their web site for more information. To go directly to their lighthouse cruise overview page click on the following link: http://sheplersferry.com/visit/lighthouses/.
9. Sweetwater Visions
This commercial web site by Michiganders John and Ann Mahan of Gaylord is a good resource for people who want to learn about the Great Lakes and more. In their words, "The goal of Sweetwater Visions is to increase awareness of the beauty, interconnectedness, power, fragility, and rich heritage of these Sweetwater Seas. With the Great Lakes ecosystem as a primary focus, we explore universal themes and connections that apply to the entire planet". John and Ann are authors, photographers, and publishers of "Lake Superior: Story and Spirit". Among others things, their photographs were published in one of my favorite books about lighthouses by Charles K. Hyde entitled "The Northern Lights". This site has an ordering area where you can buy books, T-Shirts, notecards, etc.
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