Public invited to Tawas Celebration: MI

Article Posted: October 03, 2002

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Public invited to Tawas Celebration

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host an Oct. 8 public
ceremony to dedicate the newly-renovated Tawas Light House and celebrate
more than $3 million in improvements to Tawas Point State Park and other
area facilities.

WHO: DNR Director K.L. Cool, state and local officials

WHAT: Tawas light house dedication and tours, area improvement

WHEN: Oct. 8 1-5 p.m. Tours of light house and park improvements, and
display of DNR Law Enforcement and Fisheries research vessels. 5:30
p.m. Light house dedication ceremony.

WHERE: Tawas Point State Park, located off US-23, 2.5 miles southeast
of East Tawas on Tawas Beach Road.

Editors Note: Park fees will be waived from 1-10 p.m. for this event.
The public is welcome to tour the Park, the renovated lighthouse, the
marina, and to attend the light house Dedication Ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
The lighthouse will be open to the public to the extent possible from
1-5 p.m. with tours provided by DNR staff. During that time, DNR
Fisheries and Law Enforcement Division Staff will have boats on-hand in
the harbor to answer questions from interested parties.
The DNR acquired the lighthouse in fall 2001, and has since been
working to restore it to the way it looked in the early 1900s. Much work
was completed this summer, including removal of the double-dwelling at
the base of the lighthouse and replacement of the roof.
Tawas Point State Park, East Tawas State Harbor, East Tawas Boat
Access Site and the Tawas Lake Boat Access Site all recently underwent a
substantial improvement effort. Most of the funding came from the Clean
Michigan Initiative. Expenditures in the area were more than $3 million.

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