To fullfill our mission to restore, preserve, and maintain this historic lighthouse, we have two urgent capital needs that must be funded:
- Major improvements to our access road and parking area; and
- Repairs to the our crumbling protective seawall barrier that dates from 1944
Before these problems cause irreparable harm to visitors, and the lighthouse itself, we must raise the funds and act!
Click here to see the current condition of the road end.
Parking is limited, and visitors frequently get stuck in the deep sand on the shoulders of the road. This is hazardous and vehicles often need to be towed. To solve this problem, we have devleoped a plan to pave the road end that includes room for 33 parking spaces for cars and space for larger vehicles to both park and turn around safely. This is expected to cost $300,000, and that is why we are seeking your help through this capital campaign.
Click here to see the plan for the new road end.
The protective seawall barrier, constructed in 1944, is key to continuing to protect the lighthouse from the erosion that could someday undermine and destroy the lighthouse.
Click here to see how the barrier has protected the lighthouse from the shifting dunes that surround it over the past 75 years.
But this protective seawall barrier has deteriorated over the years as you can see in this picture.
So we are appealing to you to help us raise the $700,000 it will take to save this beautiful and iconic property for future generations to enjoy.
We thank you for your generosity.
- A word from our president
- The full Capital Campaign Brochure
- Testimonials from Past Presidents
- How the Planned Projects will be A Beacon for the Future; and
- The Historical Significance of Point Betsie Lighthouse
To pay by check or monday order:
Print and complete this Capital Campaign Contribution Form
Make check or money order payable to: The Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse
Send membership form and payment to: P.O. Box 601 Frankfort, MI 49635-0601
To pay online by debit/credit card:
Complete the following form and click continue to proceed: