Archaeological Investigations of the McGulpin Point Lighthouse Barn (20Em140)

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Central Michigan University (CMU) recently undertook investigations of the former barn structure at the McGulpin Point Lighthouse Station in Emmet County, Michigan. This work was the result of a partnership between CMU, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) and Emmet County. These investigations were funded through the generous support of Mr. Dick Moehl, former president of GLLKA. August 4th through 10th, 2012, seven CMU students (students Nick Bacon, Megan Bauerle, S.K. Haase, Patrick Lawton, Justin Miller, Britini Rorher, and Joe Thomas) under the direction of Dr. Sarah Surface-Evans volunteered their time to conduct limited test excavation of the former barn. This research was conducted as a public outreach initiative to aid GLLKA and Emmet County in planning the reconstruction of the barn that once stood on the lighthouse grounds. In particular, our primary goal was to ascertain whether intact cultural deposits dating to the lighthouse period were still present at the former barn site. On file with the Michigan Office of the State Archaeologist.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Jan 2013


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