Stay on the Historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse Grounds!

Posted on September 19th, 2017

Emmet County is pleased to offer overnight accommodations on the McGulpin Point Lighthouse grounds. The secluded apartment, located next to the lighthouse, is centrally located near all that Mackinaw City has to offer. Just minutes from downtown Mackinaw City, you

The Haunting of McGulpin Point 2015

Posted on September 25th, 2015

McGulpin Point Lighthouse will be haunted once again for the season in 2015! Be sure to stop by to see the ghoulish décor this fall season on the following dates: Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 (the night of

CMU Professor to speak on archaeological digs at McGulpin Point

Posted on May 1st, 2013

Sarah Surface-Evans, Ph.D. will speak to the Mackinaw Area Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013, on the results of recent archaeological investigations of Heritage Village Park by Central Michigan University students.

Evans, the principal investigator in

Boy Scouts complete work at McGulpin Point

Posted on April 24th, 2013

More than a dozen Boy Scouts from Troop 4 in Ann Arbor, under the leadership of Eagle Scout Michael Saunders, worked over the weekend of April 27-29 to complete several restoration and construction projects they began last summer at McGulpin

Wellhead Reconstruction Project

Posted on August 28th, 2012

Boy Scouts nearly complete wellhead reconstruction project

Boy Scouts from Troop 4 of Ann Arbor have been working with Emmet County’s Historical Commission to restore the structures originally on the grounds of McGulpin Point Lighthouse.  Scout Tommy Oldani, age 15,

CMU Archaeological Dig at McGulpin Point

Posted on August 6th, 2012
Sarah Surface-Evans, at McGulpin Point in summer 2012 during an archaeological dig.

Sarah Surface-Evans, at McGulpin Point in summer 2012 during an archaeological dig.

In August of 2012, a crew of students and staff from Central Michigan University set out on an archaeological dig at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site in

The British are Coming!

Posted on October 15th, 2011

Event commemorating the 250th anniversary of the British arrival in Mackinac planned for noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 15, 2011 at McGulpin Point Lighthouse

In the Straits of Mackinac region 250 years ago, the French were the prevailing European power

McGulpin on light list and NOAA chart

Posted on July 24th, 2011

McGulpin Point is now listed on the official “Light List” that is maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The listing marks the first time the lighthouse has been included since it was decommissioned

Boy Scouts help to beautify McGulpin Point Lighthouse

Posted on July 24th, 2011

Boy Scouts Gazebo Trail project Summer 2011-pic1Photo album at the bottom of this page

More than a dozen Boy Scouts are helping to beautify Emmet County-owned McGulpin Point Lighthouse, through trail improvements and by building a new gazebo at the Mackinaw City historic site.

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