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Point Iroquois Lighthouse repaired under Great American Outdoors Act

Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Hiawatha National Forest
Point Iroquois Lighthouse

GLADSTONE, MI— The Hiawatha National Forest has completed its first Great American Outdoors Act Project.

The act makes major investments in recreation infrastructure, public lands access, and land and water conservation.

Forest personnel have made essential repairs to the historic Point Iroquois Lighthouse. They include peeling away old paint and sealant and replacing them with breathable masonry and reconstructing a rock wall.

Work done this year and planned for next will bring the physical status of the lighthouse up to the Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Properties.

The project is part of a $285 million investment made possible by the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, established in 2020 by the Great American Outdoors Act.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.