Tawas Point Lightkeeper Volunteer Program 2020

Your Local Joe January 16, 2020
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For those who’ve been dreaming to stay at a lighthouse for a few nights, this may now be your chance!

Tawas Point Lighthouse, a historic landmark and popular tourist attraction on Lake Huron, is now accepting volunteers for its lightkeeper volunteer program this 2020. Chosen applicants will get a chance to live in the upper story of this iconic lighthouse for two weeks for only $75 per person. During their stay, they will help in the upkeep of the tower and lead public tours of the structure and its museum. The residency program could be shared by up to four people at the same time, making it a great experience for couples, families, and friends.

Tawas Point Lighthouse at Sunset in Tawas Michigan. A vivid sunset paints the sky at twilight, behind the lighthouse at Tawas Point State Park. A glow reflects from the windows

According to Laurie Perkins, program coordinator and Southern Peninsula historian for the Michigan History Center, she has already received several applications from all over the country and abroad. The keeper program also gives opportunities for the participants to explore the state park and the surrounding area while working six days a week.

Deadline for application is on February 7, 2020. The 2020 Tawas Point Keeper Program runs from May 6 to October 7 of this year. You can visit the DNR’s website to download the application and for more information.

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I live between Las Vegas and Lexington. Have been in Lexington since 1984. So if you have any questions about the area, I know it.

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