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Point Betsie Lighthouse

2010 Governors Award for Historic Preservation

Project: Point Betsie Lighthouse and Fog Signal Building – Frankfort, MI          

Type: Historical Exterior & Interior Restoration. Flat seam copper roofing at porch and connector roof, wood shingle installation on roof and walls, cornice/trim restoration, masonry restoration, painting, lead coated copper gutters & downspout installation,  chimney rebuild, wood window restoration and replacement. Complete interior restoration.


Located in Benzie County, construction of the light station was started in 1854 and finished in 1858 at a cost of $5000. Currently the light station is restored to it's 1940's paint scheme.

An excellent history with photographs of the lighthouse by Terry Pepper can be seen at

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