SUPERIOR LODGING EXPERIENCE
the Night at a Historic Lighthouse on Lake Superior
want to stay the night in a lighthouse? I know when I was kid,
I did. And even now, the idea makes me all giddy.
we've got a chance to experience sleeping on the Michigan shores
of Lake Superior, at the base of the oldest active lighthouse
on the lake. The adaptively restored 1923 US Coast Guard Lifesaving
Crews Quarters, located next to the Whitefish Point Light Station,
is now ready for guests!
lighthouse was commissioned by President Polk in 1849 and upgraded
to one of the few "iron pile" lighthouses by President
Lincoln in 1861 assuring safe passage for iron ore shipping and
other commerce to support the national economy and Union efforts
during the Civil War.
of the five rooms available in the Crews Quarters has a private
bath, entertainment center and data ports with full satellite
technology yet retain their historic charm. The entire Coast Guard
Crews Quarters building has been professionally restored to period.
Carefully selected images located throughout the Quarters capture
historic moments and commemorate Lifesaving efforts and Coast
Guard personnel stationed at Whitefish Point along Lake Superior's
Shipwreck Coast. Overnight guest policies include a smoke free
environment, no children under age 16 and no pets. The Society
is asking for a contribution of $150.00 per night with no additional
taxes or separate fees for double occupancy. Annual Society membership
is $25.00; a portion of both contributions are tax deductible.
Enjoy continental breakfast and long walks on the beach at no
Light Keepers home on-site is restored to original turn of the
century appearances featuring many artifacts and exhibits that
retell the story of Light Keepers living along the treacherous
Shipwreck coast. Interpreters provide guided tours of the Keepers
home and Shipwreck Museum presenting over 300 years of Great Lakes
shipping and maritime history. The memorial to the Edmund Fitzgerald
holding the Ships Bell may be viewed in the museum. The theater
provides a film presentation produced for the Discovery Channel
with assistance from National Geographic on the raising of the
bell. Co-located on the grounds is the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
hosting an interpretive center on Audubon Society programs, research,
migration routes and other information.
Your first overnight stay includes a one year membership in the
Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, an internationally recognized
professional research and maritime heritage organization.
Point is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, approximately
an hour and twenty minutes from the Straits of Mackinac.
a unique winter season getaway experience, contact the Society
at 1-888-492-3747 for reservations. Visit online at www.shipwreckmuseum.com
for more information.