Another successful season has gone by for the Harbor Beach Lighthouse. Five hundred guests came to see and hear about the jewel of Lake Huron. The lighthouse opened in 1885 and although it had remained unmanned for many years, it has been restored to its former greatness by the Harbor Beach Lighthouse Preservation Society. As guests came onto the breakwall, they looked in awe at the beauty of this structure. There on the breakwall they were given the history of the construction of the Harbor and the lighthouse. On the first level, guests were taken back in time to the early 1900’s as the docent explained how the lighthouse keepers lived. Onward and upward to the sleeping quarters, another docent showed the pulleys that turned the original lamp. The workroom docent, showed some of the tools they used. Then to the breathtaking views of the gallery, as the docent shared his knowledge of local stories and shipwrecks. Guests left with a new appreciation of the history of the lighthouse. It is the enthusiasm and knowledge of the docents that bring this to life for them.
Finally, thank you to our 2017 docents! The best part of tours are our amazing docents and how knowledgeable they are about the lighthouse. When guests return from their tour they are amazed at how much they have learned about the lighthouse, breakwall, and harbor.
For additional information about the 2018 Lighthouse Season, please visit the website in the spring. Also if you would like to be a 2018 docent, let us know by using the contact form here.
Thank you again,
Annette Sweet, Tour Director