North Manitou Light Keepers

The North Manitou Shoal Light is an offshore lighthouse in Leelanau County, Michigan. It sits one mile offshore of North Manitou Island, and eight miles from Leland, Michigan. The lighthouse is a steel structure that stands on a foundation made of a “crib” embedded into the lake floor that is filled with concrete and rock. Given its construction design, the lighthouse is known locally as “The Crib”. Many pass by The Crib on their way to visit the Manitou Islands, and have expressed a desire to see it rehabilitated. Its restoration will be a challenging task and effort. Contact us to get involved!