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Lighthouse Fog Whistle

An old-fashioned wooden whistle which sounds like a fog whistle. 1' square by 8" long, it features a color drawing of a lighthouse on one side and the GLLKA logo on another.

MIF07. $5.00

Learn The Ropes

16 Knots to Know - Knowing a couple of decent knots by heart comes in handy. Kids still love rafts, canoes, fish lures and kits. Sailors had to "learn the ropes," and many kids love to experiment and actually see for themselves how knots made perfect practical sense. An IPod may help you to find something , but it wont keep your pants from falling down!

MIK01 $12.00

Lake Michigan Lighthouse Stickers

Shiny and brightly colored lighthouse stickers with  special prismatic borders which change colors as they are moved in different light. This set features Holland Harbor, Point Betsie, Sand Point, St. Joseph, Michigan City. Seul Choix Pointe and Little Pointe au Sable lighthouses. MIS19.  $1.98

Lake Erie Lighthouse Stickers

Shiny and brightly colored lighthouse stickers with  special prismatic borders which change colors as they are moved in different light. This set features images of the Vermilion, Marblehead, Cleveland, Huron Harbor, Lorain lighthouses and the Perry Monument.

MIS50 $1.98

Amazing Michigan coloring book

Not just a coloring book, but chock full of interesting facts about Michigan's many amazing places - from baseball to white tail deer, this books 78 pages also include images of Old Mackinac Point, White Shoal, Sturgeon Point and Big Red lighthouses to color. BKS23 $4.95

Lighthouse Christmas

Frances is determined to make Christmas jolly for her younger brother, even if it means joining family on the mainland and leaving Papa behind on their isolated lighthouse island. After all, would Santa even know how to find them in this faraway spot? But when Christmas Eve is ushered in on a wild storm and Papa risks his life to rescue a drowning man, the children realize that the most important thing about the holiday is being together.

BKH21 $16.99

The Sea Chest

As they watch for the arrival of a long-awaited stranger, Maita tells her great-grandniece the story of her remarkable childhood.  Living sheltered on a lighthouse island with only her parents for company, Maita would bake pumpkin pies, tend to the hens, spin stories, and long for a time when she might not be the only child the ragged island knew.  And then one icy night, howling winds blew wave after wave against the shore, and from that fearsome storm came a sea chest--a gift that would change Maita's life forever. BKH20 $16.99

The Mystery on the Great Lakes

By Carol Marsh. Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa fly the Mystery Girl, and take the mystery boat MIMI, to all the Great Lakes, on a wild and watery adventurous mystery of shipwrecks, haunted lighthouses, and island intrigue. The great think about this unique book is that children will learn a great deal about the lakes while following the adventure. Soft Cover, 160 pages BK518 $7.99

Keep The Lights Burning Abbie

Aimed at 1st to 3rd Grade children, Connie and Peter Geiger Roop’s book recalls the story of an 1856 storm off the coast of Maine. When her father, the lighthouse keeper, sails off for supplies, he leaves Abbie in charge of lighting the oil lamps in the twin towers. Abbie keeps the lamps burning, scraping ice from the windows so the lights can be seen at sea. Soft cover, 40 pages.
BKS07. $6.95

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Lighthouses for Kid
This book is noteworthy for the way in which the activities are related to the information in the text. The opening stories about keepers' kids will engage readers. Details of personal experiences, such as a "flying Santa," women keepers, and life aboard a lightship, appear in boxed insets. While making a lighthouse cake or a sponge painting is more fun than scientific, other projects demonstrate the science behind these structures.
BKS17 Soft cover $14.95

Lighthouse Lullaby
It's a snowy winter evening on a distant island, but a lighthouse keeper and his family are warm and secure. As the island creatures settle in for the night, one by one, the keeper's son is snug in his bed, watched over by loving parents. In this beautifully written and illustrated 32 page book, author Kelly Paul Briggs takes young readers to that wonderful moment when it's time to pull up the covers and go to sleep.
BKS08 $9.95

I am, I am, A Michigan Mouse coloring book

Features drawings of various locations around Michigan to color. Each drawing features “Maki Mouse” hidden somewhere for additional enjoyment finding the mouse on each page. Included are drawings of Fort Michilimackinac, the Mackinac Bridge and one of the state’s 129 lighthouses.
BKS22  $2.95

B is for Beacon

Since the first light was established in the Great Lakes in 1871, these magnificent structures have come to represent much more than their initial navigational function. Beautifully illustrated, this book uses a unique aspect of Great Lakes lighthouses to illustrate each letter of the alphabet, this book will make a shining addition to any family collection. Note that “P Is For Preservation” features the amazing work undertaken by Boy Scout Troop 4 from Ann Arbor at our St. Helena Island lighthouse. Hard cover.
BKH10 $16.99