The view from the top of the Tawas Point Lighthouse at Tawas Point State Park in East Tawas. (David Coates / The Detroit News)
East Tawas — Ever dreamed of living in a lighthouse? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to spend a week or two as keepers of the Tawas Point Lighthouse on Lake Huron.
The lighthouse is on the grounds of Tawas Point State Park. The DNR is seeking keepers for March 1 through Dec. 20.
Volunteers stay in the newly renovated keeper’s quarters for a weekly cost of $250 per person. They’re required to study the lighthouse’s history and lead guests on tours, plus do light maintenance or yard work.
The lighthouse keeper program is open to singles and couples 18 years and older.
Tawas Point Lighthouse is one of 11 nationally accredited museums administered by the Michigan Historical Center, an agency of the DNR.