Detour Tour Reef Lighthouse

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.

South Haven Lighthouse Preservation

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”

Manistee Lighthouse Exterior Restoration

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

Point Betsie Lighthouse

2010 Governors Award for Historic Preservation Project: Point Betsie Lighthouse and Fog Signal Building – Frankfort, MI Type: Historical Exterior & Interior Restoration. Flat seam copper roofing at porch and connector roof, wood shingle installation on roof and walls, cornice/trim restoration, masonry restoration, painting, lead coated copper gutters & downspout installation, chimney rebuild, wood window… Continue reading “Point Betsie Lighthouse”

South Channel Rear Light House Restoration

Project: South Channel Rear Light Restoration – Lake St. Clair, MI Type: Historical Interior and Exterior Restoration. Complete lantern room restoration, painting, historical wood window restoration, masonry and stone restoration and masonry cleaning.