Lighthouse Keepers help preserve the local maritime history of our region by enlightening visitors regarding that history.
Keepers live in the 1870 lighthouse, which has a full modern kitchen, living room, bathroom, dining room, and bedroom; it sleeps one or two comfortably. Everything is provided except for linens and food (there is even a washer and dryer). Children, pets, and smoking are not permitted.
Depending on the season, duties include sweeping or shoveling main walkways, washing windows, vacuuming, and other light housework. When the Lighthouse is open to the public, additional duties include taking admission and running the small gift shop. Keepers may also be asked to stock the gift shop, price items, and complete other related duties, as well as paint or help with small fix-up projects.
The Lighthouse is open weekends from 10-6 from April through October, weekends in November and December, and it is closed January through March (though keepers are still needed).
The cost for this unique experience is $150 per week. The Lighthouse is surrounded by miles of wooded trails, ideal for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. This is a great opportunity for nature enthusiasts, as well as photographers and other artists, as the view and sunsets are spectacular year-round. The Lighthouse sits at the end of Old Mission Peninsula in pristine wilderness.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, know someone who may be, or are wondering what other possibilities are available for helping at Mission Point Lighthouse, please visit our website: www.missionpointlighthouse.com or call or email Sonja Richards: 231-645-0759 or email@example.com .