In March 2008, $215,800 was awarded to the following lighthouse preservation organizations:
Charlevoix South Pier Lighthouse, Charlevoix Historical Society ($39,800)
Phase II of the rehabilitation of the exterior will include rust removal and paint preparation work, including lead paint abatement and repainting. This is the third MLAP grant for this lighthouse.
DeTour Reef Light Station, DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society ($20,000)
The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society has received $105,000 in Michigan Lighthouse Assistance grants in five previous awards. The society has already completed a major rehabilitation of the lighthouse. This project will rehabilitate the diaphone foghorn system, including the procurement of tanks, valves, non-functional diaphone, housing and piping and a compressor.
Grand Traverse Light Station, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ($40,000)
The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum will use its third MLAP grant to replace windows in the lighthouse and fog signal building with historically correct wood windows.
Cheboygan River Front Range Light, Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association ($21,000)
The GLLKA will use this second MLAP grant to reinforce the deteriorated timber frame, repair damaged windowsill at lantern, and restore the lantern room exterior and the walkway surface of the observation deck.
Old Mission Point Lighthouse, Peninsula Township ($9,000)
Peninsula Township will use the grant funds to repair the lighthouse fascia and soffit, reroof and paint the catwalk, and pay for scaffolding rental.
Ontonagon Harbor Lighthouse, Ontonagon County Historical Society ($40,000)
MLAP grants funded a Historic Structures Report in 2000, and plans and specifications in 2006. The 2008 grant will be used to perform masonry repairs on the Keeper's Dwelling, Privy and Oil House as specified in the previous projects.
Sand Point Lighthouse, Delta County Historical Society ($6,000)
The Delta County Historical Society will hire an architect to prepare plans and specifications for directing water away from the masonry base and walls of the lighthouse in addition to partially rebuilding and repainting the chimney.
Whitefish Point Light Tower, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society ( $40,000)
This project will include stripping the paint from the light tower, doing lead paint abatement, and priming and painting the tower.