BY TONY KRUKOWSKI
The Grosse Ile Historical Society is sponsoring three tours of the Grosse Ile lighthouse on Sunday, Sept. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. Built in 1906, the lighthouse stands 40 feet tall. The octagonal white tower is beautiful; each face is sided with horizontal wood strips like clapboards on an old house. The interior is paneled with varnished Michigan pine, and a wooden circular staircase climbs to the light stanchion.
The tours will originate at the Depot Museum located on the southeast corner of Grosse Ile Parkway and East River Road. A bus (there is no parking at the lighthouse) will take participants past the historic homes district to the lighthouse for the tour and then return to the Depot Museum.
The tours are limited to 60 participants, 8 years of age or older. The tour price is $5 for Society members, $10 for non-members. Contact Sue Zink at (734) 552-7914 for tour details, reservations, and tickets.