Join UsThe existing light tower and keeper's dwelling were built in 1857 and today has been completely restored by the Society and the Huron County Road Commission. The Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse is the oldest continuous operating light on the Great Lakes, having survived the fire of 1881, the storm of 1913 and the Armistice Day storm of 1937. Our light still shines brightly over Lake Huron for ships and Mariners to this day. The Life Saving station, the 1st. on the Great Lakes, built in 1875 was credited with over 200 rescues before closing in 1937.
The Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse Society is a non profit that has been granted permanent 501c3 status.
For information regarding joining the Society click on Membership.
Membership Application (click)
|2013 SOCIETY SCHEDULE|
Member/Directors Meeting at the Lighthouse
Tower Open 10 AM - 4 PM
Tower Open 11 AM - 5 PM
|May 27||Memorial Day Service @ Museum - 11:00|
|July 4||Gift Shop wil be open|
|July 6||Tower Open for climbing - 10:00/4:00|
|July 7||Tower Climb 11 AM - 5 PM|
|July 13||Director's Meeting|
Heritage Day Festival 10AM - 4:30PM
Silent Auction & Dinner under the Beacon 6PM
|Aug 31||Tower Open 10 AM - 4 PM|
|Sept 1||Tower open 11 AM - 5 PM|
|Sept 2||Gift shop open|
|Sept 21||Members/Director's Meeting|
|Sept 28||Huron County History Crawl - Tower open 10 AM - 4 PM|
Huron County History Crawl - Tower open
11 AM - 5 PM
|Oct 13||Gift Shop Closes|
Keeper's Museum closes
For additional information click President.