Northern Light Lodge #40  of Free & Accepted Masons Established 1817 Home Lodge of Robert C. Rill Jr., Junior Grand Warden of The Grand Lodge of Ohio  The Lodge of Brotherly Love Descended from Army Lodge #24   Northern Light Masonic lodge located in Downtown Maumee Ohio was started as Free Mason Lodge #24 in 1813 at Fort Meigs.  When the troops were disbanded after the war of 1812 the lodge was discontinued.  A new lodge was petitioned by Lieutenant Almon Gibbs of Fort Meigs and a new charter was received on December 21 1818.  The current lodge  resides on that original location.  Northern Light #40 is located in Northwest Ohio and is part of a proud Masonic  community. It is often called the Mother Lodge because so many Masonic lodges in Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan started through Northern Light.  Northern light merged with Calumet Lodge #612 1997 and Sanford L. Collins  Lodge #396 in 1995. Northern Light is also home to Royal Arch Chapter, Grotto, Eastern Stars, Cryptic Council, and   Rainbow Girls.                 The above caption, written with a quill, is from the heading on  the first page of the first record book of Northern Light Lodge #40 Byron Stickles Chairman Same Location as Current Lodge The West Original Lodge Building 100th Anniversary Program 125th Anniversary Program 175th Anniversary Program Reenactment of Declaration Signing 150th Anniversary Committee The East 150th Anniversary Program Historical Documents Masonic Bulletin NL40 at 150 Calumet 50th Anniversary Rededication at 150 20 years ago
Taken from the Toledo Masonic Bulletin Calumet merged with Northern Light Lodge in 1996