Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association showed off the new renovations to the Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse during a reception for donors and the public Tuesday evening.

A half-mile walk along the breakwall into Lake Michigan, the solitary lighthouse shines a green light to passing ships.

The lighthouse boasts new portholes that can open and allow ventilation into the building. During the summer the building acts like a chimney, channeling heat through the structure, and the new windows will allow air to circulate better to help it stay cool.

The renovations took more than a year to complete. Supervisor of Restoration and Maintenance Jim Hardie along with Mike Mulac completed the renovations in October. The refurbishing of the portholes cost SPLKA $20,000. Funds were donated by Mason County Community Foundation, Great Lakes Energy People’s Fund, Oxy Chemical and community donations.

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