Construction Starting Soon!

The “final” season of our massive, three decades long restoration and renovation project on Port Austin’s “Castle in the Lake” has begun. Traveling out to the light this weekend, proved its security, and weatherization had been successfully accomplished last year and over the winter. Our efforts to thwart the migrating seagulls and comorants appear to be successful, as the aroma of “fresh construction and paint” met us as we opened the door for this first time on Sunday! What a welcome experience after 35+ years of pigeon manure and seagull nests greeting us in the spring.

We began the work of assessing materials and measurements for the coming construction season by ICC which we believe will begin again shortly after Memorial Day in 2024. Our “target” completion will be the end of July---with searching for decade appropriate furniture beginning in earnest. Our fund raising and sponsorships are proceeding well, but a great deal needs still to be raised---cant thank everyone enough for their dedicated support most recently but throughout those last 30 years. Be sure to be a part of the completed project, and find a piece of the “castle” to sponsor!

Watch our Facebook page all summer for updates!

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We have $135,000 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.

Restoration: New Lintel Installation

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