lighth0a.gif 26th Crisp Point Lighthouse Summer Conference -- July 20, 2024


The 26th Crisp Point Lighthouse Conference is scheduled for July 20, 2024 (usually the third Saturday of July). We will meet at 9:00 a.m. for a light breakfast at the Whitefish Township Community Center, located at 7052 N. M-123, Paradise, MI 49768. We are planning a very special summer conference for the 120th Anniversary of Crisp Point Lighthouse called Crew Con! We will be giving everyone an update on the current happenings and future happenings at Crisp Point starting at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be around noon and we are excited to announce it will be catered by a local business that specializes in "grazing tables"! We will have door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction with fabulous items! Crew con will be moderated by Andrea Guerriero from DRE Designs.

Admission will be $20 per person age 10 and up. CPLHS Members will get 25% off the $20 admission fee. Children age 5-9 will be $5 and children under 5 are free. Please register and prepay by July 8, 2024 so that we will be able to make sure we have enough food for everyone. Those age 10 and up paying after July 8th or at the door will have a $5 fee added to their admission. Click here to print out an RSVP form you can mail in to us with your admission fees. To RVSP and pay online, please visit


We are pleased to share the current speakers who have committed to be "on board":
  1. Captain Raymond Sheldon, retired Captain of the Joseph L. Block,
  2. Captain Mark Mather, retired Captain of the Articulated tug/barge Clyde S VanEnkevort/Erie trader,
  3. Captain Joe Ruch, retired Captain of the James L. Oberstar,
  4. Captain Feinman is the current Captain of the Herbert C. Jackson and would like to join the panel via Zoom or other live, virtual format (format to be decided soon),
  5. Captain Bob, retired Captain from the Paul R Tregurtha,
There are a few others who are still trying to work out arrangement to be there. Guest speakers are subject to change.

So far we have the following silent auction items donated by:
  1. Quality Inn Newberry (, One night stay,
  2. Tahquamenon Falls Brewery (, four books and two gift certificates to the brewery,
  3. The Wheelhouse Diner & Goat Locker Saloon (, gift certificate,
  4. Cathy Chenard, Everything Blueberry Gift Basket,
  5. The Magnuson Grand Hotel in Paradise (, gift certificate,
  6. Linda McKinney, picture,
  7. Into the Woods by Heather (, Basket of Body Products.
  8. Evening Star Motel (, one night stay,
  9. Pleasant Moose Lodge (, one night stay,
  10. Timber Charlie's (, crafted bird house, wind chime, and set of knives,
  11. The Uglyfish Baking Co (, signed book and mug,
  12. Oswald's Bear Ranch (, 2 gift bags with various gifts,
  13. Deer Park Lodge (, hoodie, hat,
  14. Zellar's Village Inn Restaurant (, two food gift certificates,
  15. Seder's Pizza (, gift certificate,
  16. and more to come!

All are welcome, you do not have to be a member to attend. Call Linda McKinney at 317-446-1280 if you have any questions (or email Linda at

If you are looking for somewhere to stay when you come for the conference, see our lodging page for some places around Paradise and Newberry.




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