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Lighthouse living, new twist on Michigan vacation

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The State of Michigan is inviting guests to explore a unique vacation destination while living as light keeper at the Tawas Point Lighthouse.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to spend a week or two between March 1 and December 20th working as lighthouse keepers along the shores of Lake Huron in East Tawas.

In a release from the DNR volunteer duties include studying the lighthouse's maritime history, leading guests on tours and other duties. Volunteers stay in the newly renovated keeper's quarters for a cost of $250 per person, per week.

The lighthouse keeper program is open to singles and couples 18 years and older. Chuck Allen, supervisor at Tawas Point State Park, suggests that volunteers should be physically able to lead tours through the lighthouse and tower and perform housekeeping duties such as light maintenance or yard work.

Applications and detailed information are available at

Dates and prices are effective through 2014. For details, call 989-362-5041 or 989-362-5658.

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