Work and Live in a Lighthouse on Vacation ... Be a Lighthouse Keeper at a Great Lakes Lighthouse

Lighthouse Keeper Program at Great Lakes LighthousesHave you ever thought about what it would be like to live in a lighthouse by the sea? Well, thanks to the Lighthouse Keeper Program, that dream can become a reality. The program offers the opportunity to live for a week in a participating Great Lakes lighthouse and perform duties such as welcoming visitors, sharing with them the history of the station and working in the gift shop.You must think of your participation in the program as an educational experience and not a vacation...or as some prefer to call it, a working vacation.Most of the accommodations include a fully equipped kitchen (you provide your own food), bedrooms, baths and a common living area.The price for this "pay to play" experience is very reasonable and the monies collected go directly to benefit the lighthouse for restoration and preservation.Grand Traverse Lighthouse on Lake MichiganBuilt in 1870, the Grand Traverse Lighthouse is located on the shores of Lake Michigan in LeeLanau State Park in Northport, Michigan. Locally known as "Cat's Head Point Light", it is open for program participants April through December each year. The cost per person is $195 per week and you are required to become a member of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum for a $15 dues fee. Gift certificates are also available for purchase for the lighthouse enthusiast on your shopping list. What a unique gift idea!An application for the Keepers Program at this lighthouse and a calendar with available weeks can be found at href='' - -