Construction Season 2024 is Underway!

The “final” season of our massive, three decades long restoration and renovation project on Port Austin’s “Castle in the Lake” has begun. ICC has arrived in Port Austin and we are officially kicking off the final construction phase of the restoration of the Port Austin Reef Light.

The crew is once again working and living on the light. This summer they will be joined by our partners, Zimmerman Electric and Thumb Cooling & Heating, as we bring light and running water once again to the lighthouse.

Our fundraising is proceeding well, but a great deal still needs to be raised. We welcome you to be a part of the completed project, and find a piece of the “castle” to sponsor!

Watch our social media pages all summer for updates on the work progress.

Questions? Send Jody an email at

Keep the Light Shining Campaign

We have $122,000 yet to raise of our $1.5 million dollar full restoration of the Port Austin Reef Light. Help us complete the final to do list by clicking the Donate button below.

The Evolution of the Port Austin Reef Light

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