“Lighthouse keepers wanted. Must be able to read, write and follow written
directions.” This might have been an ad from the early 1900’s. However,
the words hold true today.
The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association is looking for members who would like to be assistant lighthouse
keepers at the St Helena Island light station and experience “the Miracle
of the Straits.” An experienced keeper will be on site throughout your
stay for guidance and assistance.
The fee for this great opportunity is
$100.00 per person to cover transportation to and from the island, and
$25.00 per day for food and incidentals. Housing opportunities are varied
and are dependent on the groups scheduled on the island. Volunteer keeper
openings are available from mid-June through mid-August, with tours of
duty ranging from a minimum of 4 days through the entire two month period,
based on the volunteer’s availability.
Positions are open to singles, couples and families; however any children
must be at least 8 years of age to participate. Volunteers will be
transported by boat from Mackinaw City to St. Helena Island and will
spend their entire tour of duty on the island before being returned to
Mackinaw City. Duties can run the gamut from painting, sanding, cooking,
dishes, dusting, hand-pumping and carrying water, serving as a tour guide,
and clearing brush and weeds.
For additional information contact us by any of the methods shown at the
bottom of any page on this website..