Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association (SPLKA)

Our missionThe mission of SPLKA is to preserve, promote and educate the public and make our lighthouses accessible to all.

Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association (SPLKA)

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Volunteer Keeper

Little Sable Point and Ludington North Breakwater Lights only require one week commitments. Big Sable Point is a two-week commitment due to the remote location (1.8 miles into the park) and use of the access road is permitted to the volunteers for designated periods. Duties include cleaning, tower tours, historical interpretation, welcoming guests, taking admissions, gift shop/cash register training/work, light maintenance duties, stocking, and grounds work. If you live locally and can’t commit to one or two weeks- you can still be involved.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Families
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

White River Light Station Day Keeping

At WRLS we have a Curator who lives on the grounds and tends to the Museum therefore we have a need for day keepers to come in and help. If you are interested in working at the beautiful White River Light please fill out the application and get it in to us.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Little Sable Point Lighthouse “Seekers”- Day Keepers Program

The Seekers continue to meet as a local Lighthouse group. Many members volunteer at LSP on Mondays and Thursdays from May through Sept as part of the SPLKA volunteer program. Activities, besides volunteering at the Lighthouse, include: beach clean-up, an annual lighthouse trip, and potluck planning meetings. The exceptional “Little Sable Lighthouse Seekers” program at Little Sable Point is run by local members and day keepers, and their support allows us the opportunity to have this light open seven days a week in the peak season without burning out our resident volunteers.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Ludington Breakwater Light Day Keeping “Breakers”

We have a similar day keeping program at the Ludington North Breakwater Light, as well. The local day keepers, “Breakers”, currently help keep the Lighthouse open 7 days a week and allow the resident keepers a day of rest so they aren’t getting burnt out from the day keeping responsibilities.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
About usSable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association, SPLKA, was formed in 1987 by a small group of Local Ludington residents dedicated to restoring and persevering Big Sable Point Lighthouse, located in the beautiful Ludington State Park. We have grown considerably from our humble beginnings and now have operating agreements with the State Of Michigan DNR, the City of Ludington and Fruitland Township to manage, restore and maintain: Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse and the White River Light Station. SPLKA has grown to 725 individual members, many who sign up for the 420 weeklong shifts positions as volunteer lighthouse keepers during the busy tourist season.
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