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  • In 1972, Congress ordered the U.S. Coast Guard to regulate the Lighthouse. A fully automated airport beacon lens was installed which allowed for seventeen miles of visibility over the surface of Lake Michigan.

  • In 1973, the Coast Guard personnel discontinue full time care of the light station.

  • On June 20, 1977, the Coast Guard allowed the State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources to purchase the property.

  • On October 8, 1987, the Gulliver Historical Society is established and sets its main priority of historically preserving the Seul Choix Point Lighthouse.

  • On August 28, 1988, the lighthouse is added to the State and National Historic Registers.

  • On January 6, 1989, a Michigan Equity Grant program helps pave the way for the Historical Society to establish a Gulliver Historical Museum in the fog signal building. A grand opening celebration is held on August 6, 1989.

  • In 1990, the Historical Society begins interior and exterior restoration of the lighthouse. A Gulliver Centennial book was published and celebration held.

  • In 1994, a Michigan Coastal Management Grant was obtained. Complete restoration and painting of the exterior lighthouse and tower were completed.

  • In 1995, interior restoration of the living quarters was completed and a huge Lighthouse Centennial celebration was held. A Centennial History book was completed.

  • In l996, a Michigan Coastal Management Grant was obtained and interior painting and restoration of the light tower was completed. Daily guided tower tours were added. A well-stocked gift shop and shirt shop was added.

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