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Rustic Lighthouse Experience for 2023 Season
DRLPS spent the summer of 2022 looking into options to restore power to the Light. It was determined that the underwater power cable is not repairable. As we work to restore power to the Light, we will be scheduling Keeper weekends as we have done in the past. The experience will look a little more rustic, however. There will be a generator to provide basic cooking and lights. However, there will be no hot water available for showers.
With the guidance of some very knowledgeable folks, a solution has been developed. We have applied for a Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program (MLAP) grant and hope to be awarded grant status in the Spring.
Tours will be available on a limited basis.
Be a Light Keeper
Tour the Light
In your time on the Light, you will get to see it all, and photograph it all, while walking in the footsteps of the original light keepers. Visiting the DeTour Reef Light is a unique experience and is a testament both to the importance of shipping in the region and the nation’s political, economic and social history. The Light is also valued for its architectural beauty and esthetic value as a landmark of the area.
Sitting on an offshore underwater reef the DeTour Reef Light boasts a working 1956 F2T foghorn, furnishings similar to when the light was a manned station, and a scale model crib demonstrating the underwater base that the DeTour Reef Light rests on. We hope you enjoy your time on the Light as much we will enjoy sharing this this adventure with you.