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2018 International Lighthouse Conference

MLA conferenceJoin the Michigan Lighthouse Alliance on May 20-22 on Mackinac Island, in the heart of lighthouse country for a one-of-a-kind conference and hotel stay unmatched anywhere!

Any group or individual that is involved in the lighthouse movement, either as a group restoring a lighthouse or in the process of becoming one, or persons connected to the lighthouse movement, such as government agencies, publishers, museums, state, provincial, or national lighthouse organizations are encouraged to attend!

U.S. organizations like the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, the National Lighthouse Museum, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Lighthouse Digest, Michigan Lighthouse Guide, the U.S. Lighthouse Society, U.S. Lightship Museum, Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy and several Michigan, U.S., and Canadian lighthouses have already confirmed and will present on various topics!

Noted Canadian lighthouse author and speaker Larry Wright will be presenting on Canadian lighthouses, and several other speakers have committed to present on U.S. and World lighthouse history, sustainability programs at several lighthouses, the National Park Service, National Lighthouse Museum, the history of Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel, the history of light technology, from the fires atop Pharos to Fresnel, the history of the U.S. Lifesaving Service, a panel discussion with attendees on where we go from here and to cap it off, tour options to explore Mackinac Island, from Arch Rock to the village to Fort Mackinac. You won’t want to miss this event!

Space is limited so we encourage you to register early to guarantee your spot! Pellston and Sault St. Marie are the two closest airports and flights can arrive in time to get to the dock to take the tour.

Submitted by the Michigan Lighthouse Alliance.

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