Now Available at
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
The 3rd Lighthouse Wine was released in June and is a very popular Pinot Grigio made by Bowers Harbor Vineyards. It is a fundraiser for Mission Point Lighthouse Friends non-profit. It can be purchased at the Bowers Harbor tasting room or their website. www.bowersharbor.com
Announcing the 4th Annual Wine Label Art Competition - 2019. This is
a fantastic fundraiser for the
Mission Point Lighthouse Friends.
The Mission Point Lighthouse Friends non-profit in conjunction with Bowers Harbor Vineyards is sponsoring our 4th Annual Art Competition to design the bottle label art of this year's Mission Point Lighthouse Wine! After a juried assessment, the selected Finalists’ artwork submissions will be displayed at a wine and cheese open-house reception ($10/person) on Friday, April 12th at 6:00pm at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, where the winner will be chosen by popular public vote. The winner will have their name and artwork featured on a special release of Bowers Harbor Vineyards Pinot Grigio and will receive a cash award of $250! Go to www.bowersharbor.com for the links for entry instructions.
****All submissions must be entered by 5pm on March 11th. The Final judging party is April 12 at 6pm at Bowers Harbor Vineyards.
Questions - email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is part of the fundraising efforts of Mission Point Lighthouse Friends non-profit for lighthouse educational projects.
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The 3rd Annual Lighthouse Art Wine Label Competition Fundraiser was held in April 2018. This is winner Ruth Kitchen. Ruth's fine painting will be the art for the limited release 2017 Pinot Grigio Lighthouse Wine label available soon. This wine is only available at Bowers Harbor Vineyards or their website orders. Artist runners up were Janet Oliver and Jim Smania.
Historic Updates to
Mission Point Lighthouse
Since Fall of 2016 we have been making changes to the south side of the lighthouse to fulfill a grant from SHPO to make the exterior of the house like it was in 1910 - small storage building moved to side of house, rear sidewalk installed, flowers planted around the house and new wood and wire fencing. More to come . . .
Log Cabin Day!
Log Cabin Day, is June 30, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Hessler Log Cabin in lighthouse park and the Mission Point Lighthouse, as well as the Dougherty Mission House, will be open for viewing and tours. Exhibitors will be recreating crafts from the nineteenth century at each location, and some refreshments will be available.
New this year!
Grand Traverse Area Lighthouse Challenge
On Sunday, August 11th - when you visit both Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport and our Mission Point Lighthouse, do the climb and you will receive a special gift. The lighthouses are 65 miles apart. The Lighthouse Challenge is on this day only!
Community Lighthouse Grounds Planting and
Thursday, June 7, 2018 was our first annual volunteer Planting and Fence Painting event and chicken enchilada dinner was served too for all the volunteers who attended. We still have more fence painting to do and annuals planting for the 2019 season - anyone interested in helping call
Ginger Schultz 231-645-0759
Michigan Lighthouse Festival August 2019 is in Port Huron at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
The Michigan Lighthouse Festival celebrating Michigan Lighthouses and honoring their contributions to our story, will be August 2 - 4, 2019 in the Port Huron region. Fort Gratiot Lighthouse is the 2nd oldest on the Great Lakes Est. 1825. Event begins with a special dinner and more!
Check out website
for more information about
the 2019 festival.
And for more information about lighthouses along Michigan's
west coast, check out
International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
For Saturday August 18th and Sunday the 19th, 2018 - we participated in a ham radio activity called International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. Countries all over the world have become involved. Amateur radio operators in America set up portable stations at lighthouses and endeavour to make contact with