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Maine (Grand Manan & New Brunswick)

Oct 02, 2019 to Oct 11, 2019

2020 Thomas Point Shoal

Lighthouse Tours/Cruises

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What's New

9th Annual Lighthouse Vacation Auction

This year's auction begins Monday - December 9th at 12:00 EST and goes through Sunday - December 15th at 7:00 EST.

Our 2020 member lighthouse calendar "Lights On" is now available in our online shop.

Grosse Point Lighthouse, located at the southern end of Lake Michigan in Evanston, Illinois, was established in 1873 as the primary lighthouse marking the approach to Chicago.Donald J. Terras is the director of the Lighthouse Park District in Evanston, and he manages the Grosse Point Light Station Museum.In this interview, Don Terras looks back on nearly four decades of work at Grosse Point Light Station and in the broader world of lighthouse preservation.

New Thomas Point Shoal - Tumbler

Help support the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse by purchasing one of these unique tumblers.
For each one purchased, $1 is donated to the restoration of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse.

Help support a completerestoration of the lighthouse's steel beams!


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The United States Lighthouse Society Passport Program is designed to generate donations for participating lighthouses in addition to being a fun and educational way to learn about lighthouses and chronicle your lighthouse adventures. Collect unique stamps from over 600 locations throughout the country. In addition, when you join our free Passport Club you will receive a special gift andperiodic updates on new stamp locationsand stamp hunting tips.

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