Volunteers give lighthouse some TLC

Courtesy photo Bruce Hansen and Mike Berg discuss the next move in the furnace room at the Sand Point Lighthouse.

ESCANABA — The Sand Point Lighthouse in Escanaba’s Ludington Park recently received some TLC in the form of needed renovation work.

Volunteers spent Monday, April 8 repairing the basement walls of the structure and cleaning.

Members of the Bay de Noc Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and the Delta County Historical Society (DCHS) were under the guidance of DCHS board member and retired mason, Monty Morrison.

“The exterior basement walls have been in need of repair for some time. This type of maintenance is always ongoing in historic buildings, but we are glad to keep up with the repairs and consider it an important step in preservation,” said Karen Linquist from DCHS.

Members from the Unitarian Universalists Social Action Committee were able to purchase necessary materials for the restoration and cleaning project through an Action Team grant from Thrivent Financial.

“We find that these Thrivent Action Team grants provide us with the little bit of money needed to service community projects, and it offers us the opportunity to work with other community and service organizations. It’s a great win-win,” said Pasqua Warstler, a member of the UU Social Action Committee.”


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