EAST TAWAS – According to the Friends of the Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park, from May 25 through Sept. 3, the lighthouse was scheduled to be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to correspond with the Lighthouse Keepers days off.

That meant the popular lighthouse would be closed to the public two days during the week in the busiest season.

However, members of the Friends group offered to volunteer on Tuesdays, June through August, from noon until 4 p.m., to keep the Tawas Point Lighthouse open for visitors.  

This was approved by the Michigan History Center, “and now we want to let the public know we are looking forward to seeing them at the lighthouse during these special Tuesday hours,” said Friends President Jane Chandler. 

Donations will be accepted and appreciated on the “Friends Tuesday Tours” and those donations stay in the non-profit group’s treasury to assist with lighthouse and state park events and projects.  

To learn more about lighthouse events, contact Chandler  at tawaslighthousefriends@gmail.com or by telephone at 362-3238.

To enter Tawas Point State Park to tour the lighthouse, vehicles will need a valid Recreation Passport.