Our historic lighthouses symbolize our rich maritime history and attract visitors from around the country. Owned and operated by the Township, these historic beacons have weathered many winters, but they also require significant resources to keep them standing proud.

In 2018, Presque Isle Township Museum Society (PITMS) and Presque Isle Township established the Presque Isle Township Lighthouses Restoration Fund to support the care and preservation of our Old and New Lighthouses and related buildings. The fund, administered by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM), supports the Township’s efforts to restore the Old and New Lighthouses and related buildings.

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Each fall, we welcome the giving season by participating in GivingTuesday, an annual global day of giving when people join together to do good for their community. In 2021, $12,774 was added to the Lighthouses Restoration Fund! We are grateful to all who contributed. Your gifts helped fund the recent repairs to the New Lighthouse Tower.

Proceeds from the 2022 GivingTuesday campaign (November 29) will help fund the critical repairs to the dormer windows and front porch and steps of the 1905 Keeper’s House. Maintaining this historic home helps the Museum Society tell the story of the Presque Isle Lighthouses and the keepers who watched over them.

Lighthouse Restoration Fund donations are accepted throughout the year, not just on GivingTuesday. We encourage you to make a donation to the Lighthouses Restoration Fund by going to Presque Isle Township Lighthouses Restoration Fund. or mailing your check to PITMS, PO Box 208, Presque Isle, MI 49777

Please help us thank these local businesses who made donations to our 2022 GivingTuesday restoration efforts.

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