Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association - 231-845-7417

Little Sable Point Lighthouse

SEASON DAYS HOURS
MAY 26 - SEPTEMBER 24 MONDAY - SUNDAY 10 AM - 5 PM


Just south of Ludington is a magical world of seventy foot sand dunes and evergreen forests.  Here, burrowed amidst the Silver Lake State Park sand dunes, stands the spectacular Little Sable Point Lighthouse.  Easily the busiest of these three lights, the 1874 tower stands alone at the base of Lake Michigan, over a hundred feet tall and still harboring its original 3rd order Fresnel lens.  In 2010, thanks to a Federal Coastal Zone Management grant, the Pathways to Illumination project was completed.  This well-paved pathway leads through what once was a steep dune that inhibited many visitors from making it to the light.  Here you’ll find more friendly SPLKA Volunteer Keepers welcoming you to climb the tower and take in the extraordinary views of forest and dunes that surrounds you.  All towers may be climbed for the small price of $2 for children and $5 for adults.  Educational tours are available by appointment, and are warmly received by staff and volunteers who love to share their Michigan maritime knowledge. 


EVENTS AT LITTLE SABLE POINT LIGHTHOUSE

NIGHT AT THE LIGHTS AT THE LITTLE SABLE LIGHTHOUSE 2017
ALL CONCERTS ON THE BEACH AT THE LITTLE SABLE LIGHTHOUSE FROM 7 PM TO 8:30 PM


JULY 12:
Wyatt and Shari Knapp: Known for their sparkling vocals, lush harmonies, and tasteful blend that sets them apart, this personable and engaging husband-wife duo has warmed the hearts of audiences throughout Michigan and beyond.  While remaining true to their traditional and Americana roots, their music reaches into genres as rich and diverse as bluesy folk, “high lonesome” bluegrass, and timeless classics of the 1940’s.  Shari’s rhythm guitar provides a pleasing foundation for Wyatt’s finger-style and flat-picking guitar leads, as the two serve up fresh arrangements of obscure covers, time-tested favorites and original tunes for audiences of all ages.
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JULY 19:
Oceania Drive : Oceana Drive Band is a hard-driving West Michigan band known for its rockin' blues, country and original tunes. The group features musicians Ruthie Eilers on vocals, piano and mandolin; Mark Smith on vocals and guitar; Andy Henley on bass: Frank Galante on vocals and guitar and Hank Cupp on drums. Together they will bring years of musical experience to our venue.
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JULY 26:
Bob Hausler Bio: Bob Hausler Award winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, and entertainer Bob Hausler has entertained thousands of people in his career.  As a session guitarist he has played on hundreds of recordings. As a songwriter his songs have been pitched to or recorded by artists like: Alabama, Jon Anderson, Randy Travis, Laurie Morgan, Laurie Middlebrook, Cheryl K. Warner, and others. He is currently working on his second solo recording project. This will be a follow up to the 2014 release "Family, Friends, and the Good Life. An emotional singer, Bob loves to let the song come from the heart. At home in front of a crowd of thousands or in the intimate setting of a small club, he performs with energy and soul. Known for his high-spirited performance and endless energy, Bob reaches out to his audience in a very personal way. As the founder and former president of the Mid-Michigan Songwriters Guild, he spends a lot of time helping others develop their songwriting skills.
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AUGUST 2:
Small Group Therapy: Small Group Therapy is a versatile and entertaining musical duo based in the Grand Rapids, MI area, comprised of Jay Fortier and Al Swanson. Their performances typically feature keyboard and guitar, but both are very talented multi-instrumentalists and vocalists who have a long and diverse performance history together, going back to their high school days.

Their repertoire is wide-ranging, with touches of various genres, such as rock and blues, jazz and swing, folk and country. Songs from several eras of popular music will evoke fond memories of where and when, as only music has the power to do.

A Small Group Therapy session is fun for all concerned. After a long day at work this is just what the doctor ordered.

AUGUST 9:
Steel Doin' It: In 2002, Steel Doin' It was born from a community education class taught by Glen Miller at Spring Lake High School.  The group of eight is composed of Grand Haven and Spring Lake residents.  Sharon Rathbun, Rebecca Kaufman, and Scott Klempel play lead drums.  Handling the double seconds is Karen Cotton.  Ambre Slater is the woman behind the cello pans, and Diane Veneklasen plays the bass drums.  Setting the beat and playing the "toys" are Kevin Schmucker and Kelly Parker.  Kelly steps in as director and joins in on trumpet occasionally.  Our mission is to have fun while bringing the sounds of the Trinidadian steel pan to West Michigan.
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Notes:
The rain location for all of the Little Sable concerts is the Hart Music Center located in downtown Hart.
Concerts start at 7 pm and go until 8:30pm
Towers open from 5 pm to 8pm on the evenings of the concerts.
Admission is only for the tower climbs concerts are free.

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Shining Light Award

Purpose: To honor and recognize someone who has made an outstading contribution in helping SPLKA to fullfill its mission. This award will be given out at the SPLKA annual meeting each year.
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Contact Us

  • Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association
    P.O. Box 673, Ludington, Michigan, 49431
    231-845-7417,
    splkadirector@gmail.com