Sunday, April 10, 2005


Range Light grant awarded


Cheboygan Daily Tribune
By Mike Fornes
April 09, 2005

CHEBOYGAN - The Cheboygan River Front Range Light is one of four lighthouses in Northern Michigan awarded grant money from the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program, a program supported by funds from the sale of Michigan lighthouse license plates.

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association will receive $14,000 for a structural engineering assessment and rehabilitation project, Sen. Jason Allen, R-Traverse City, announced Thursday.

Through the program, three other organizations will also receive grant money totaling more than $66,000 for restoration and improvements.

An award of $4,200 will be made to the DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society for the installation of deck skylights, while the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society will receive $25,000 for the rehabilitation of the fog signal building of the Whitefish Point Light Station.

The Traverse Bay Intermediate School District will be awarded $23,000 for exterior restoration of the fuel oil building and a new foundation for a barn at the Beaver Island Light Station.

The program is administered by the Michigan Historic Preservation Office, which assists state residents and communities to preserve cultural resources through various state and federal programs.


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