The benefits of Membership


Members of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association getting ready to head out on an excursion to see the Toledo Harbor and Turtle Island lighthousesGLLKA membership extends beyond the eight U.S. states and the Canadian province of Ontario that border the Great Lakes. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest and/or concern for our Great Lakes maritime heritage.

We invite you to join and actively participate in the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association. Your membership will say something very special about you. It not only shows that you care about our Great Lakes lighthouse heritage, but that you personally support the restoration of these magnificent structures for future generations to enjoy. 

Members of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association vist the fog signal building at Canada's beautiful Point Abino lighthouseMembership includes quarterly receipt of The Beacon, which features a unique combination of photography, artwork, and articles designed to keep members informed of both lighthouse news and upcoming GLLKA events, as well as historical articles on Great Lakes lighthouses and keepers written by noted authors and historians.

Members of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association board an open air bus for a tour of the Buffalo waterfrontYou may also receive special mailings from time to time which provide additional preservation and historical information, as well as member discounts on our excursions and merchandise.

Please be aware that membership fees (except Life) above the cost of Family Membership are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Benefits of GLLKA membership vary depending on the type of membership you choose. The following table lists membership types and corresponding benefits.

Order your membership online by clicking on the Online Store button at top of the page, or click HERE to download an application form in PDF format which you can mail or fax to the GLLKA office.

Note: All GLLKA programs, services and activities are performed without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or handicap.