During “Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City” which runs from Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21, the Saginaw River Marine Historical Society of Bay City is offering two days of public tours of the Saginaw River Rear Range Lighthouse.
This is only the fifth time the lighthouse has been open to the public. The first time was during the Bay City Tall Ship Celebration in 2006. The hours the tour buses will run and tours at Saginaw River Rear Range Lighthouse will be given are from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
All transportation to and from the lighthouse will be handled by two Mitchell Motorcoaches. The buses are air conditioned and there will be a tour guide. The bus pickup is at Veterans Memorial Park near the intersection of John F. Kennedy Dr. and the entrance to Liberty Harbor Marina on Bay City’s west side. The cost is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for students, and free for children 1–5 years. The cost is for the roundtrip bus ride and there is no charge for tours of the lighthouse. It also includes a $2 discount to the Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum and a $2 discount to the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum where the USS Edson is docked.
Vehicles can also be parked at the Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum or the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum. The tour bus can be boarded and disembarked from that location.