Gift Shop

Our gift shop offers a selection of lighthouse and maritime items that will add a nautical feel to your gift giving — whether it’s a leisurely read, something for the wall or shelf, or a keepsake. The gift shop is open during public hours.

Here are just a few of our gift shop items:

“Great Lakes – Unsalted and Shark Free” Decal, $3
NPL Coordinates T-Shirt, Heather Grey, $20 Adult Small-XXL • 100% Cotton
NPL Coordinates T-Shirt, Military Green, $20 Adult Small-XXL • 100% Cotton
United State Lighthouse Service 1884 Replica Hat Pin, $8
North Point Lighthouse Pins, $5

NPL Prints, $10 10in x 13.5in

NPL Postcards, $2
Laser-cut into sheets of Baltic birch and glued to create a powerful visual depth. Set in a solid-wood frame and protected with a sheet of durable, ultra-transparent Plexiglas.

Great Lakes: 31″ W x 25″ H, $300

Shipping additional

Women Who Kept the Lights, $23
by Mary Louise Clifford and J. Candace Clifford

Hundreds of American women have kept the lamps burning in lighthouses. This book details the careers of 30 intrepid women who were official keepers of light stations on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Coasts, on Lake Champlain and the Great Lakes, staying at their posts for periods ranging from a few years to half a century.

Great Lakes Lighthouses American and Canadian, $18
by Wes Oleszewski
202 pp; very useful guide; with a b & w photo and history, type, location, details of each of the over 300 lighthouses listed; in full-color photo wraps; this copy is 200o Reprint of work originally published in 1998.
North Point Milwaukee Lighthouse, $22
by Ken Wardius, Barb Wardius, NPLH Friends
The North Point Milwaukee Lighthouse is a maritime jewel, incorporated as part of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s design for scenic Lake Park in Milwaukee. North Point sits atop a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, making it one of the highest light stations on the Great Lakes. Today, North Point has been resurrected from near ruin and is preserved for future generations by the North Point Lighthouse Friends.
B is for Beacon: A Great Lakes Alphabet, $15
by Helen L. Wilbur and illustrated by Renée Graef
B is for Beacon: A Great Lakes Lighthouse Alphabet uses poetry and expository text in this alphabetical exploration of the history of lighthouses on the Great Lakes, detailing famous structures, local lore, as well as notable moments in Great Lakes history.
Wisconsin Lighthouses, $25
by Ken Wardius and Barb Wardius
No symbol is more synonymous with Wisconsin’s rich maritime traditions than the lighthouse. In this updated edition, Ken and Barb Wardius take readers on an intimate tour of lighthouses on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Winnebago and the stories they tell. Includes over 100 stunning color photos, dozens of archival photos, maps, documents, and artifacts, and detailed “how to get there” directions. From lighthouse vocabulary to the often lonely lives of lightkeepers, this is the definitive book on Wisconsin’s lighthouses.
The Christmas Tree Ship, $15
by Carol Crane
It was November of 1912. With Captain Herman Scheunemann at its helm, the Rouse Simmons set off from the small Northern Michigan town of Manistique with its traditional load of trees bound for Chicago. The captain would sell the trees for 50 cents or $1.00 and even gave many away to needy families. The ship had been affectionately nicknamed the Christmas Tree Ship. Using stories she loved to hear her grandfather Axel Anderson tell, author Carol Crane weaves this heartwarming fictional tale based on the true events of the little schooner carrying up to 5,000 trees.

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