Starting in the late 1980s, Tad Malpass pieced together several parcels to create what is now Crisp Point. When he was ready to sell the land, he wanted to ensure it was protected. A partnership began with Malpass, LTC, longtime land conservationist John Woollam, the Michigan DNR, and the U.S. Forest Service. In 2012, the land officially came under ownership of the State of Michigan. Today, we can walk the beautiful Lake Superior shore where members of the Life Saving Service and later the U.S. Coast Guard once walked on stormy nights between stations at Crisp Point and Vermilion Point, as they watched for ships in danger. Today we can savor the beauty and power of the lake and the wild rugged loveliness of this beautiful land that is now permanently protected.