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Lighthouse keepers

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Lighthouse keepers

The Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper Program has been suspended for 2023, but is expected to return in 2024. Thanks to $250 million in record-breaking federal relief funding from Gov. Whitmer's Building Michigan Together Plan, the DNR received $500,000 from American Rescue Plan Act funding and other sources to restore the tower of the almost 150-year-old Tawas Point Lighthouse. With restoration work due to begin in spring, the lighthouse keeper’s quarters and lighthouse tours will be unavailable for the 2023 season.

Located in Tawas Point State Park, located in East Tawas, the Tawas Point Lighthouse is a DNR Michigan History Center museum. Please watch this page for further details and for the 2024 application.

For more information, send email to or call 517-930-3806.