About Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
The Sturgeon Point Lighthouse, built in 1870, has been a shining navigation light for maritime commerce vessels for 145 years. Today, the light tower, keeper’s quarters and privy remain standing.
Located along the coastline of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, it’s the only national freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States, and home to our first 2015 event.
- Indoor painting of the lighthouse
- Parking lot construction
- Building fences
- Construction of picnic tables and bat houses
- Cement pad installation
- Artifact archeology
- Support structure and signage
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WGVU Radio with Shelley Irwin – Michigan Cares for Tourism
A Healthier Michigan – Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Getting a Makeover
Department of Natural Resources – Showcasing the DNR: Travel/tourism pros help renovate popular lighthouse
The Alpena News – Sturgeon Point Lighthouse selected for Tourism Project
The Alpena News – Tourism group helps with lighthouse projects
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