Michigan’s Point Betsie Lighthouse got a much-needed facelift last autumn. The local county government now owns the 1858 lighthouse, located at Frankfort, Michigan. It has probably appeared on more Great Lakes calendars than any other lighthouse.
Although a restoration sign was posted at the site, no one affiliated with the lighthouse bothered to notify the majority of the lighthouse community about the restoration progress. However, many of our readers submitted photographs, including these, taken by Edward Burns of Hermitage, Tennessee.
This story appeared in the
Jan/Feb 2006 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.
All contents copyright © 1995-2015 by Lighthouse Digest®, Inc. No story, photograph, or any other item on this website may be reprinted or reproduced without the express permission of Lighthouse Digest. For contact information, click here.