Support

There are so many ways you can support the Presque Isle Lighthouses! Visit us when you’re in the area, shop in our charming gift shop, climb the towers, have a picnic, hike our trails. Attend one of our community events or concerts and step back in time as you tour the 1905 Keeper’s House.

Other than a nominal fee to climb the lighthouse towers, admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated. For lasting support, consider becoming a member of the Presque Isle Township Museum Society (Become a Member or Donate) or Volunteer as a Keeper in the 1905 House!

In partnership with Presque Isle Township, our newest venture is the restoration of the Old (1840) Presque Isle Lighthouse. Marking its 180th anniversary in 2020, the Old Lighthouse is among the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes that is open to the public and we hope to keep it that way. We invite you to support our efforts to preserve this distinctive landmark and cultural treasure. Learn about our progress and plans here.

A gifted local artist, Janet Hainstock Straley, has found a unique way to support our lighthouse restoration efforts. Janet has a family connection to the Presque Isle Lighthouses, as she is the great-great-granddaughter of Patrick Garrity, Sr., who served as the lightkeeper of both the Old and New Presque Isle Lighthouses. She has created a stunning “portrait” of the New Presque Isle Lighthouse. Giclée prints (high quality prints that are lightfast and will retain their color for over 100 years) are available for sale through the artist. In turn, Janet donates 10% from each print sold to the Lighthouses Restoration Fund.

Out of the Woods 1870–New Light Presque Isle, by Janet Hainstock Straley

Janet Straley’s print, Out of the Woods 1870–New Light Presque Isle, is available in three sizes:

6”x12” = $40.00
10”x20” = $60.00
15”x30” = $90.00

These are limited edition prints, signed and numbered by the artist. Only 100 prints were made for the edition. Shipping is added, although local delivery (Alpena & Grand Lake area) is free.

To purchase a print, contact the artist directly:
Ph: 989-354-2990
Email: prettypotsmonkeyfaces@gmail.com
Facebook message to: Janet Hainstock Straley

New Presque Isle Lighthouse
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse