Giving Tuesday

Our historic lighthouses symbolize our rich maritime history and attract visitors from around the country. Owned and operated by the Township, these historic beacons have weathered many winters, but they also require significant resources to keep them standing proud.

In 2018, Presque Isle Township Museum Society (PITMS) & Presque Isle Township established the Presque Isle Township Lighthouses Restoration Fund to support the care and preservation of our Old and New Lighthouses and related buildings. The fund, administered by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM), supports the Township’s efforts to restore the Old and New Lighthouses and related buildings.

Each fall, we welcome the giving season by participating in GivingTuesday, an annual global day of giving when people join together to do good for their community. In 2021, $12,774 was added to the Lighthouses Restoration Fund! We are grateful to all who contributed.  Your gifts helped fund the recent repairs to the New Lighthouse Tower.

Proceeds for the 2022 GivingTuesday campaign (November 29) will help fund the critical repairs to the dormer windows and front porch and steps of the 1905 Keeper’s House. Maintaining this historic home helps the Museum Society tell the story of the Presque Isle Lighthouses and the keepers who watched over them.

Please help us thank these local businesses who made advance donations to our 2022 GivingTuesday restoration efforts.

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New Presque Isle Lighthouse

Morning Light, 2017

by Clint Douthitt First Place Jurors’ Award 2020 PITMS Lighthouse Photo Contest