CPLHS Starts New Web BlogCPLHS is pleased to announce the creation of a web blog for Crisp Point. We will use the blog to post information and news relating to Crisp Point on a real time basis. Also, you can subscribe to the blog and get email notifications for new posts. It will also allow us to send out messages to anyone that subscribes. We have linked almost all of the web site pages to the menu at the blog so that you can easily find the information you are looking for when you are at the blog. We will continue to run our website and Facebook pages in addition to this new blog. However, we will no longer be updating this News Page on our website. To check it out, click on the following link: http://www.crisppointlighthouse.org/blog2.
Crisp Point Re-lit May 4th, 2013
Our first big project for 2013 was to install a working light in the Crisp Point Lighthouse lantern room. The new light is a 300 mm LED marine light and it will operate from May 1st to November 1st annually. (This year we have requested May 4th due to road conditions and so it would fall on a weekend.) We received the OK from the State Historical Presentation Office (SHPO) to go ahead with the project last year. Also, a Private Aids to Navigation Permit from the United States Coast Guard was obtained that will allow us to operate the light.
We had a fundraiser to raise the funds needed to purchase the equipment for this project. Since the program was announced at the 2012 Summer Conference on July 21, the response was overwhelming! Donations far exceeded the amount needed and allowed us to end the fundraiser to relight the light. We originally planned to have a re-lighting ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Unfortunately, due to the amount of snow the UP received this year, we were unable to have the ceremony on May 4th. However, we still turned on the light on May 4th.
Annual Summer Conference
The Annual Crisp Point Light Historical Society Summer Conference takes place on the third Saturday of July. This is a family friendly event for everyone of all ages! For more info and to learn how you can register, go to our Conference page by clicking here: www.crisppointlighthouse.org/conf.html.
Volunteer Lighthouse Keepers
We have had a tremendous response to our Volunteer Keeper Program. From mid-May to early October, members have volunteered their time to act as keepers every day. Reservations are taken beginning November 1 each year and they go quickly so don't delay. Please visit this page for more details.
PayPal Donations Accepted
We have the capability to receive secure online donations to the Crisp Point Lighthouse Fund through PayPal. Donations can be made via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, bank transfers, and PayPal balance. PayPal charges us a small fee for each transaction. Simply click the button below to start the process through PayPal. You will receive a receipt from PayPal through your email account.
Find Us On Facebook
CPLHS has a Facebook group page where you can share your photos and videos of Crisp Point. You can also post messages on the page and in the discussion group. Check it out by clicking on the icon below.
Has Your Contact Information Changed?
We want to make sure that all members receive their newsletters and other mail from CPLHS. If you have any changes to your address, phone number or email, please let Teri Beasley know by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crisp Point Lighthouse on Magazine Cover
The Crisp Point Lighthouse is on the cover of the May/June 2008 edition of Michigan History magazine. The lighthouse image is used for an article entitled "12 Great Summer Destinations." This back issue is no longer available, but you can visit their web site at hsmichigan.org.
Crisp Point Featured in Midwest Living Magazine for Second Year
Crisp Point Light was featured on the cover of Midwest Living in May-June 2002. There was also an article about Crisp Point in the July/August 2001 issue. To read the article, click here. For more information on the magazine, you can check out their web site at midwestliving.com.
A sincere Thank You to all those in the media who have kept the public informed on the status of Crisp Point Light. Also, thanks to all you visitors who have added an entry to our Guestbook, and to all the members of CPLHS for your individual contributions to the effort. Together we are making great progress!
Questions or Comments?
If you have any questions or comments about our non-profit organization or Crisp Point Light, please contact us at Crisp Point Light Historical Society, PO Box 229, Paradise, MI 49768 or email us at email@example.com.