Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper Program
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:14:25 EST
If you're already looking forward to summer and looking for a new adventure as well, what you are seeking may be as near as Tawas.
The Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper Program offers the opportunity for a free two-week stay between May 16th to October 16th in historic lighthouse keepers' quarters while helping to promote the history and preservation of the site.
Those selected as volunteer lighthouse keepers receive lodging in the restored keepers' quarters next to the 1876 Tawas Point Lighthouse in Tawas Point State Park. In exchange, participants provide roughly 35 hours of services each week in, and around the historic lighthouse that attracts visitors from all over the world.
Keeper duties include greeting visitors, giving tours, providing information about the lighthouse, and routine cleaning and maintenance. Keepers stay in the second story of the keepers' quarters attached to the lighthouse. Accommodations include two bedrooms sleeping up to four adults and modern kitchen, bath and laundry facilities.
The application period to participate in the program in 2018 is now open.
For more information, call 989-348-2537 or visit www.michigan.gov/tawaslighthouse.