Lighthouse Festival Showcases Local Light Station

Next weekend, the Michigan Lighthouse Festival will be showcasing the Fort Gratiot Light Station Friday through Sunday, August 2-4. There are 129 Michigan Lighthouses, and each year the Michigan Lighthouse Festival shines its light on one lighthouse, specifically highlighting its history in Michigan’s story. This year,  the spotlight is on the Fort Gratiot Light which is the oldest lighthouse in Michigan.  Established in 1814, it was named after General Charles Gratiot. The festival begins at the Light Station on Friday with a social hour beginning at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner under a tent at 6:00. While in the area, event organizers are encouraging attendees to check out the Huron Lightship and other locations within driving distance like the Port Sanilac Light, Harbor Beach Light, and the Port Austin Light. If you’re interested in more information, you can visit