We added one more lighthouse to our list today. We got the new book about lighthouses and realized there was another one right near us in Cheboygan. We went back for a second visit and got pictures of this one too. We also wanted to try the Friday night fish fry at Alice’s Restaurant, they serve fresh perch from the local lakes, it was delicious!
Located on the picturesque Straits of Mackinac, Cheboygan is the gateway to the famous “Inland Waterway” – a navigable series of waterways encompassing three rivers and three lakes and 42 miles of inland boating pleasure. The other lighthouse we posted before was located on the lake, this one was right on the river. Here is a paste of information from their website for all our readers who love lighthouses too.
The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association is proud to announce that they will be opening the Cheboygan River Front Range Lighthouse to the public from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. GLLKA took ownership of the 1880 lighthouse through the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act in June 2004, and will undertake the restoration of the station to its 1920 appearance over the next four years. As such, this represents a unique opportunity for lighthouse lovers to view the restoration in progress. For an entry fee of $5 for adults and $3 for children, visitors will be able to tour the lighthouse and learn of its rich history from volunteer GLLKA keepers. The lighthouse also features a gift shop stocked with a large assortment of Great Lakes lighthouse-related books, apparel, and gifts, with all proceeds to be applied directly to the restoration of the lighthouse. Arrangements can also be made to visit and enter the Cheboygan Crib Light with volunteers working at the lighthouse.
We wished we had visited on the weekend so we could see the inside, maybe we will have time to go back one more time. We have been busy as beavers in this area, there is so much to see and do. Check back later for more from Michigan.