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Ben Wolf

Hosted a major restoration meeting at the island

Jim Getty

Built and installed bat houses and osprey platforms.

Jon Morrison

Built a 1/8-scale replica of the light station

Chris Morison

Restored the station privy


Jay Howe

Built and installed a circular picnic table

Karl Koto

Designed, built and installed an information kiosk


Andrew Redies

Restored the NE bedroom and dwelling eaves


Michael Redies

Built and installed interpretive signs and bird houses.


Jason Weaver

Designed a St. Helena brochure and coloring book.


Tom Laughlin

Built shelving and a work bench in the basement

Peter Wilson

Restored the summer kitchen

Steve Wise

Reconstructed the large assistant keepers dwelling


Andrew Supiano

Restored the dwelling office and built display cases


Spyros Pavlidis

Built wooden walkways around the boathouse.


Rile McCullagh

Raised funds to purchase an automated defibrillator

Dan Vandermade

Restored the tin ceiling in dwelling kitchen.


Nick Yeatts

Constructed boat car trolley ramp to the boathouse

Andrew Wardner

Restored the interior of the lantern.


Michael Saunders

Restored the dwelling stairway


Nick Terrell

Installed solar and propane hot water showers

Ben Kirsch

Scanned restoration photos & created database

Matthew Orr

Built and installed boat car for boathouse


Jacob Levine

Restored the cabinets and window trim in the tower

Nicholas Wardner

Built corner cabinet & workbench in boathouse


Spencer Morgan

Built exterior of small assistant keepers dwelling

Visit our Gift Shop in Mackinaw City at 707 N. Huron Ave. - Right across the street from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Contact:  Tel 231-436-5580    Fax 231-436-5466  Mail  PO Box 219, Mackinaw City, MI 49701  Email

Since 1990, the Scouts, leaders and parents of Boy Scouts of America Ann Arbor Troop 4 have been making an annual pilgrimage north to work their miracles at our St. Helena Island light station. Over the ensuing years, a remarkable twenty-five Boy Scouts have earned Eagle Scout awards as a result of their service projects undertaken at the light station.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. The honor is considered so special that the title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle." In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Scout must already have earned a minimum of 21 merit badges, have demonstrated consistent Scout Spirit, and demonstrated leadership in the troop.

A Boy Scout must plan, develop, fund and lead a service project - the Eagle Project - that demonstrates both leadership and a commitment to duty. He must then take part in a Scoutmaster conference. After all requirements are met, he must complete an Eagle Scout board of review.

The projects these young men continue to undertake at St. Helena are remarkable in both their scope and complexity, as follows:

St. Helena History GLLKA At St. Helena Volunteer Opportunities Boy Scouts

Video Courtesy of Ric Mixter and Airworthy Productions

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