Tis the Sea-Son for New Additions to Cheboygan Lighthouses
The River Front Range Lighthouse has been standing in Cheboygan since 1880.
The Four‘s Monika Zachara took the time to talk to the Director of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, Jim Tamlyn, to talk about what the organization is doing for the community. With the help of a generous grant from the Cheboygan County Community Foundation, there have been some new additions added to the lighthouses. Aside from the renovating, new webcams have been installed at the top of the lighthouses. This makes it possible for people to watch what is happening on the water with the touch of a button, all over the world. The public can log on in real time and see water views, barges and ferries coming and going, as well as the Coast Guard hard at work. It will show views of the Cheboygan River and Lake Huron. Within the first week of the installation, there has been over 3,000 views.
The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association is a non-profit organization that has dedicated their time to restore and preserve our great lighthouses. They also offer lighthouse cruises on the Great Lakes, and various workshops at the lighthouses.