History of DRLPS

In January 1998, the DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society was born by a handful of dedicated and passionate local citizens to restore and preserve this historic maritime monument for people to enjoy in perpetuity.

The Founding Board of Directors of the DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society

Much has been accomplished since that early winter day in DeTour Village, Michigan, with a restored lighthouse in 2004 that has been enjoyed publicly via tours and overnight keeper programs by many people since 2005.  The recognition the Society has received has been gratifying to everyone involved.  DRLPS is very grateful to all the steadfast supporters including volunteers, members, donors, and State and Federal government agencies.

And remember – “Keeping the Light on for You Since 1998!”


To read an in-depth history of the activities and efforts by DRLPS to get where we are today click on this link:

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The DRLPS Story by Jeri Baron Feltner (revised 04-15-2023)