Continued another season of Offshore lighthouse work on North Manitou Shoal lighthouse. 2018 work on the lighthouse focused on the crib, repairs included: finished the complete blasting and painting phase removed all steel windows, restored windows, ready for install in 2019. Installed TPO roof on upper gallery deck, Performed lantern restoration with new curved tempered… Continue reading “North Manitou Shoal lighthouse – The Crib”
Detour Reef lighthouse, Detour, MI 2018 Repairs included: Removed old traffic coatings from concrete deck installed new coatings concrete repairs to crib vertical walls deck skylight repairs and coatings performed repairs to existing steel windows adding hardware to ensure watertight.
Performed repairs and consulting on South Fox Island Lighthouse, 26 miles offshore. Repairs included installing metal flashing pieces to problem area’s of assistant keepers building roof.
The Mission Point Lighthouse located north of Traverse City on the Mission Point peninsula at the north end of M-37 is very popular historic attraction. First lit in 1870, Mihm is proud of our work to restore this iconic Michigan treasure. Our work in 2018 consisted of lantern restoration by installing new glass and base… Continue reading “Mission Point Lighthouse Lantern Restoration”
Our work on the Grand Haven Lighthouse included: Removed blocked in window areas. installed 10 new African mahogany wood windows, built by Mihm Enterprises, using 1/2″ glass.
Established in 1889 and in service for 65 years, the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is a treasure who’s restoration Mihm Enterprises has been proud be part of. Restoration of this structure started in 1999 with our responsibility including roofing and window restoration.
2005 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation Project: Detour Lighthouse Restoration – Lake Huron, MI Type: Historical Exterior & Interior Restoration of Lighthouse Strip, sandblast and paint entire exterior. Restoration of interior, restoration of windows, restoration of metal roof, copper downspouts, and restoration of concrete walls. Complete plaster, painting, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical restoration.
Project: South Haven Lighthouse Preservation – South Haven, MI Type: Entire Structure – Rust removal and application of rust converter, inhibiting primer and moisture sealants to joints and perimeter ring structure. Date Completed: October 2016 Project summary: The original South Haven lighthouse, a wooden structure, was constructed in 1872. It was replaced by the current steel lighthouse in 1903.… Continue reading “South Haven Lighthouse Preservation”
At the Manistee Light Tower, Mihm Enterprises completed the exterior restoration, removed lead paint, installed marine coatings, replaced lantern glass, deteriorated metal and concrete steps. Project: Manistee Light Tower Rehab – Lake Michigan
Project: Charlevoix Lighthouse – phase 1, 2, & 3 Phase 1: Historical Exterior Restoration, Window replacement and restoration or all windows, improved ventilation, and lantern flashing work. Completed 2008 Phase 2: Exterior painting. Completed 2009 Phase 3: Interior painting and brass vents. completed 2013