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 now looks as 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, shutters added and 1950's garage gone so replica barn can 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 and community benefits.
Log Cabin Day is the 27th of June
No event is planned for 2021.
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.
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 Friday night 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!
And for more information about lighthouses along Michigan's west coast, check out
New in 2019!
Grand Traverse Area Lighthouse Challenge was
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!
Each year in late May or early June since 2019 we have our annual volunteer flower planting event and lunch was served and volunteer t-shirts given for all the volunteers who participate.
Also the first week of Nov. 2019
more than 200 donated Spring bulbs were planted by volunteers in the flower gardens at the lighthouse.
We still have more local 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.