The 2020-2021 Wine Label Art Competition winner is Ruth Forrest!
This beautiful artwork of Mission Point Lighthouse done by Ruth Forrest is on the lighthouse wine available now at Bowers Harbor Vineyards. Buy this wine to support Mission Point Lighthouse restoration projects and more.
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. The exterior of the lighthouse will look like it did in 1910. The small storage building moved to side of house, rear sidewalk installed, flowers planted around the house, new matching windows on the south side, new doors and new wood and wire fencing. 1950's garage gone and replica barn soon to be built in it's place. When the lake water allows, a replica historic boat house will be added to the beach area for more volunteer benefits.
Log Cabin Day! CANCELLED
Log Cabin Day, was scheduled for June 25, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Log Cabin Day remembers a quieter and simpler era, when life was more rugged. A log cabin is a house built from logs. It is a fairly simple type of log house.
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.
Michigan Lighthouse Festival August 2021 is in Traverse City
Hosted by our Mission Point Lighthouse
In honor of our 150th Anniversary celebration, we are hosting the Michigan Lighthouse Festival. The festival will be August 6-7, 2021. The Michigan Lighthouse Festival celebrates Michigan Lighthouses and their contributions to our unique state history. Event begins at a special dinner at the Turtle Creek Hotel with unique entertainment by Joseph Smith as Augustin Fresnel, inventor of the fresnel lens, and more! August 7 is also National Lighthouse Day!
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New in 2019!
Grand Traverse Area Lighthouse Challenge
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - when visitors went to both Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport and our Mission Point Lighthouse, and did the climb, they received a special gift. (The lighthouses are 65 miles apart.)
Community Lighthouse Grounds Planting Event!
Friday, June 7, 2019 was our 2nd annual volunteer flower planting event and lunch was served and volunteer t-shirts too for all the volunteers who participated.
Also the first week of Nov. 2019
more than 200 donated Spring bulbs were planted by volunteers in the flower gardens at the lighthouse. So in Spring of 2020 we will have lots of new colors in the gardens. First time to have Spring flowers at the lighthouse. Just in time for the
We still have more volunteer opportunities! Please contact
Lighthouse Manager, Ginger Schultz, phone 231-645-0759
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 endeavor to make contact with each other.