40 Mile Point Lighthouse celebrates end of season

News Staff Writer

ROGERS CITY – Celebrate the end of the season at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse with a night of music on Oct. 11.

The historic lighthouse north of Rogers City will close to visitors soon, lighthouse society Treasurer Barb Stone said. To thank those who supported it in warmer months, the society will host its annual Night at the Lighthouse, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is free of charge.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., the evening kicks off with a performance by the Huron Shores Barbershop Chorus, Stone said. At 7 p.m. there will be an acoustic jam open to anyone who wants to play along.

“We encourage everybody that wants to join in to come out,” she said.

The lighthouse will be open for tours, and will be decorated for an old-fashioned Christmas, Stone said. It’s a few months early, but the lighthouse will be closing for the season on Oct. 13 with the park remaining open.

Pathways leading to the lighthouse and its outbuildings will be lighted by lanterns, Stone said, and the pilot house from the freighter Calcite will be open. Free snacks will be served at the foghorn house, including hot chocolate and spiced cider.

Night at the Lighthouse will happen rain or shine, Stone said, and she reminded everyone thinking of coming to dress for the weather.

The Glawe Schoolhouse, a one-room school located in the park, will be open that night as well, Joyce Foster of the Glawe School Committee said. It’s been restored and decorated to represent what these schools looked like in the 1940s and ’50s, before they were consolidated and students were bussed to larger, more centralized schools.

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