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Postby LighthouseNews » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:15 am


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Postby Hersh » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:43 am


I think I'll try to make this one if I can this year. Thanks for the post Sue.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:43 am


Wiltse, who currently still owns the lightkeepers home


"Lightkeepers Home" is certainly an ennobling description for that historically unsympathetic Cape Cod monstrosity that Mr. Wiltse built right next to the historic tower. :roll:

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Postby Hersh » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:45 am


What do you really think Terry? :lol:

I thought it looked a little out of place there.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:09 am


An architectural disaster....just like the rest of his development
on Charity Island.
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Postby LighthouseNews » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:48 pm


Problem with Wiltse is his grandiose dreams, which are impractical, improbable and sometimes downright stupid.

The original intent, I'd thought, was to replicate the old house. That is nowhere near what the old place looked like. :evil:

It's sad what happened there, and that nothing further seems to have been done by the Arenac County Historical Society.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:07 pm


Face it - how likely is it that anyone will donate funds to restore the tower with that building standing only eight feet away! The Arenac County folks had good intentions, the reality of the "reconstructed" dwelling has no doubt served to stymie their efforts.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:11 pm


It not only stymied their efforts but it left a bad taste in everyone's
mouth.
I used to live at Point Lookout and a lot of people there are pretty
upset by the whole mess. Typical Wiltse BS.
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Postby NoahG » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:55 am


so, would this be the proverbial writing on the wall, or is there hope yet?
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Postby Pharoslvr » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:16 pm


As far as I know, everything is at a standstill. Since Wiltse is the main beneficary of the restoration of the tower, he should come forward and
contribute a big chunk of the cost....but he won't. He thinks he's going to get something for nothing, however, it 'ain't' working out the way he had hoped.
As for the overall integrity of the tower, it isn't going anywhere.
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Postby meyerskl28 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:31 pm


Wiltse should be put on trial for crimes against history, that house is just wrong for that tower.
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Postby JDub » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:26 am


It's better going into Tawas to the Book Nook, Neil Thorton has some nice post cards of Chaity from the 1960's. They only cost $1.

To visit Charity today, will set you back about $80 bucks. It sounds nice the cruise, dinner, the sunset (if the sun is not behind Michigan's clouds)
the new keepers house? I'll stick with the old photo's.

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