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.
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!
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 Huron 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 Round Island, Tawas Point, Cheboygan Crib, New Presque Isle, Old Mackinac Point, Sturgeon Point and Pointe aux Barques lighthouses.
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.
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
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.
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
Author Deborah Hopkinson drew from 19th-century lighthouse keepers' diaries to inform this story of Birdie [Bertha] Holland, who, as we meet her on her 10th birthday, learns that her sailor father has been named keeper of Maine's Turtle Island lighthouse. The family will move to the cold, rocky island whose light guards the lives of sea goers. Birdie learns to clip the lamp wicks and polish the reflectors that light the way. "Papa ... isn't sure a girl can do it, but I know I can learn to keep the light. I won't let him down." Ages 4-8. Soft cover. 32 pages. BKS02. $6.99
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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
One Lighthouse, One Moon Designed for young, new readers this book introduces the days of the week, the months of the year, the four seasons, the basic colors, and an exciting counting adventure - all conceived, staged, and presented by the incomparable Anita Lobel. Profusely illustrated in full color. Rated one of the 10 Best Illustrated Books of 2000 by the New York Times. BKS03 $6.99
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