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Full instructions on how to apply to have your lighthouse relighted as a Private Aid To Navigation if it has been extinguished.

Relighting A Lighthouse

Researching Great Lakes lighthouse keepers can be a daunting, but rewarding project. Here are instructions on where and how to search.

Researching Keepers

This bibliography will serve useful in creating a basic Great Lakes Lighthouse Library. Most of the books listed are available in our online store

Lighthouse Bibliography

So - you want to own be the keeper of your own lighthouse! This article provides a basic introduction on how you get your own lighthouse.

Your Own Lighthouse

Your State Historic Preservation Office will serve as your guide and mentor in the lighthouse restoration and preservation process.

State Preservation Offices

Download maps of each of the Great Lakes with a full listing of all the lights on each lake. Includes GPS coordinates. A great planning tool!

Lighthouse Maps

An ever growing series of answers to questions we are frequently asked at our headquarters, on excursions and at presentations.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your lighthouse operates as a PATON or you are considering applying for that status, this list of illumination manufacturers will be useful.

Illimination Manufacturers

A listing of all lighthouses which have been transferred via the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act since its passage in 2000

NHLPA Transfers