• Special Program
  • Special Program
  • Special Program

“Guardians of the Great Lakes: The Michigan Shore”

Lighthouse Special

Like moths attracted to an evening light, sailors have searched for the welcoming beacons of Michigan's Great Lakes lighthouses since 1825. Most of these early navigational aids consisted of a light keeper's residence and tower for the light, often rising 80 to 100 feet. There are thousands of shipwrecks documented on the Great Lakes, but it is the countless number of lives saved by the tirelessly working keepers of the light that we honor with our visit to some of Michigan's Mysterious Lighthouses. Whether it was the shoals, the rolling fog or fiercest of storms that put the seamen and their ships in danger, tt was the lighthouse keeper's responsibility to sound the warning and keep the beacons beaming through it all. As we tour these historic guardians of the lakes, we will discover the mysterious, solitary lives led by the lighthouse keepers, and how their tales take on a life of their own, as though the walls and towers could talk. Come along as the guiding lights lead us into the past.

Where to watch

WKAR

Thu 8/23 @ 8pm
Fri 8/24 @ 4am
Sat 8/25 @ 1:30am
Sat 8/25 @ 5pm

WNMU

Sat 8/18 @ 7pm
Mon 8/20 @ 12pm
Thu 8/23 @ 8pm

WGVU

Sun 8/19 @ 3pm
Thu 8/23 @ 10pm
Sun 8/26 @ 12:30am

WCMU

Thu 8/23 @ 9pm

This Week On
Great Getaways
Episode #1512 Autumn Splendor

“Autumn Splendor”

Episode #1512

We will take a color tour by paddle boat, a canoe trip in the cool clean air, see incredible overlooks with trees so beautiful they look like a master artist painted them, and we top it off with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Free Guide

Tell us what you thought of this episode and get a free guide to the area by filling out the comment form

Comment Form
Map GG1512

Tawas Bay
Area, Michigan

Visit

visit the official website of Tawas Bay Tourism and plan your visit

Tawas Bay Area

Last Week

Episode #1511

"Lighthouse Kayak Trip"

(Bruce County, Ontario)
Episode 1511 Lighthouse Kayak Trip

Explore the Bruce

Lighthouses standing majestically on a shoreline or an island conjure up images of romance and adventure. This trip will take us to 8 different lighthouses all located on Lake Huron.

Facebook

Next Week

Episode #1505

"Our Favorite Fishing Trips Pt1"

(Michigan / Ontario)
Episode 1505 Our Favorite Fishing Trips Pt 1

Houghton Lake Area

We have had so many great fishing adventures in and around Michigan that it was time that we took the best and put them in a series of 2 shows. You will enjoy everything from fly fishing on the Rifle River to salmon fishing on Lake Huron. This is part 1 of 2.

Great Getaways is a television travel series that spotlights active getaway adventures across the Midwest and Canada with an emphasis on the outdoors. Host Tom O'Boyle travels to a variety of destinations and talks to the locals about vacation and recreation opportunities. Join us as we continue to discover more Great Getaways.

Underwriters