Rendezvous at the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse

ROGERS CITY — The shores of Lake Huron will take a step back in time during the Rendezvous at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse, located seven miles north of Rogers City on US-23 North.

“It’s fun for the family to come out and look,” event organizer Sara McIntosh said.

There will be a historical reenactment of the 18th and 19th centuries.

“Anybody there has their own little campsites. Someone has old tools, another iron tools, we have a couple of Native Americans that put up their tent and show their beadwork,” she said.

There will be yarn spinners and everyone dressed in period clothes, traders, voyagers and mountain men. There also will be different types of music played throughout the event. McIntosh said there will be a Civil War preacher to conduct a sermon on Sunday.

McIntosh said she will be there with her adobe oven.

“It is an earth oven. It’s made out of hay and a certain type of mud. We build it up early in the morning and all day I’ll be cooking bits of bread to serve to people,” McIntosh said.

Ben Darga will be there with his food tent and people are encouraged to eat picnic style.

The event is free, except for the food tent. The lighthouse, pilot house, gift shop and bunkhouse will all be open.

“People are interested in seeing how people lived and how things were done. There will be an axe thrower. Everyone has their own story about how people lived during that time. It’s a good history lesson,” she said.

Jordan Spence can be reached via email at jspence@thealpenanews.com or by phone at 358-5687.