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Restoring Crisp Point Lighthouse

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This past summer has seen an immense amount of activity at the extremely remote Crisp Point Lighthouse in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Thanks to the efforts of the dedicated Crisp Point Light Historical Society (CPLHS), under the leadership of Rick Brockway, the crumbling 1904 exterior of the tower was rehabilitated, thanks to a matching grant from the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program that is funded through the sale of specialty Michigan lighthouse automobile license plates. The grant-in-aid was awarded by and administered through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office. The other portion of the funds was raised by the Crisp Point Light Historical Society through their fund raising efforts and donations. The actual tower restoration work was done by National Restoration of Milford, Michigan.

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The volunteers of the Crisp Point Lighthouse are to be commended for their amazing efforts that first saved the lighthouse from collapse from erosion, to then creating a first class historical interpretative site and making the grounds visitor friendly, all in spite of its remote location that is often difficult to access. (Photos courtesy CPLHS)

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Donations to help this group can be made online at www.CrispPointLighthouse.org or mailed to:

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Crisp Point Light Historical Society

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Attn: Rick Brockway

450 W. Marr Rd.

Howell, MI 48855-8343

This story appeared in the Sep/Oct 2016 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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