With over 3200 miles of shoreline (more than any state but Alaska), it’s not surprising that Michigan has over 120 lighthouses, more than any other state. Two-thirds of Michigan’s lighthouses currently under federal ownership are scheduled for disposal within the next 10 years. With so many lighthouses leaving federal jurisdiction, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Michigan’s lighthouses to its list of America’s most endangered places.
The Michigan Lighthouse Fund was established to provide grants and loans to organizations for repair and restoration lights all over Michigan. You can visit their web site to learn more about the fund, make a contribution and find out how to help preserve Michigan’s maritime history.
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