Michigan has a rich maritime heritage. Surrounding our state's two peninsulas, the Great Lakes have influenced settlement, commerce, transportation, industry and recreation. They define our past and influence our future. The varied natural and historic resources along Michigan's 3,200 miles of shoreline include the state's most identifiable icons: lighthouses...


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The Americana Foundation supports the work of the
Michigan Lighthouse Fund
and has underwritten this Web site through a foundation grant.


Preserving Our Lights: A Future Legacy

Michigan’s lighthouses are noble and majestic. They were built to save lives, and their maritime, economic and nostalgic value cannot be measured. We must preserve them if we are to keep such an honorable piece of our landscape and heritage.”

- John Gronberg
Holland Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society