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Pacetti Hotel, with connections to Florida lighthouse history, on the National Register of Historic Places

The historic Ponce Inlet Florida’s Pacetti Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 23, 2020 by the National Park Service.  The two story-hotel was an 1885 addition onto the family home of Bartola and Martha Jane Pacetti, long-time, local property owners on the north side of the inlet, who had… Continue reading Pacetti Hotel, with connections to Florida lighthouse history, on the National Register of Historic Places

Tours

Virtual Holiday Tours at Point San Luis Lighthouse, CA

The Point San Luis Lighthouse at Avila Beach in California has been beautifully decorated for the festive season. Using Zoom, a docent will lead guests on a walking tour of this historic site. Guests will travel back in time to December 1890, delve into the lighthouse’s history, and see all the things one would see… Continue reading Virtual Holiday Tours at Point San Luis Lighthouse, CA

Light Hearted

Light Hearted episode 90 – Aimee Newell, Stonington Lighthouse Museum, CT

Stonington, Connecticut, grew into a thriving port known for its shipbuilding, sealing, and whaling. By 1819, the town had as many as 15 vessels engaged in fishing along with some engaged in coastal trade. In May 1822, Congress appropriated $3,500 for a lighthouse at the east side of the entrance to Stonington’s harbor. The stone… Continue reading Light Hearted episode 90 – Aimee Newell, Stonington Lighthouse Museum, CT

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – November 20, 2020

Virtual Celebration Planned for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s 150th Anniversary (NC) On December 16, 2020, Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina, in partnership with the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Outer Banks Forever, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s first lighting. The special event will begin around 4:50 p.m. with a livestream… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 20, 2020

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 89 – Wayne Clark, Patrick Hussey, and Dick Malone; Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Washington

The promontory known as Admiralty Head, on the west coast of Whidbey Island in Washington, juts out into the east side of the entrance to Admiralty Inlet, a busy passage that leads to Puget Sound. Admiralty Head’s light station went into service in January 1861. It was originally known as Red Bluff Lighthouse. Because of… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 89 – Wayne Clark, Patrick Hussey, and Dick Malone; Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Washington

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – November 13, 2020

Mission Point Lighthouse (MI) Given $10,000 for Restoration Project Michigan’s Mission Point Lighthouse has gotten a little help from the Old Mission Historical Society for their restoration project. The historical society presented a $10,000 check to the lighthouse staff to help with restoration of the shutters. The lighthouse manager says the shutters were the final… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 13, 2020

Event

Friends of Flying Santa Virtual Gala on Saturday, November 21, at 7 p.m.

A fun look at the past and present of the Flying Santa tradition, which was started in 1929 by Maine pilot Bill Wincapaw as a way of showing gratitude to lighthouse keepers and their families. Hosted by lighthouse author and historian Jeremy D’Entremont, this event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Flying Santa and the… Continue reading Friends of Flying Santa Virtual Gala on Saturday, November 21, at 7 p.m.

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 88 – Sal Giglia and Bill Cody, Neds Point Lighthouse, MA; firefighters become lighthouse keepers in Graham, WA

With a large harbor on Buzzards Bay, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, developed as a center for shipbuilding, whaling, and coastal trade. Congress appropriated $5,000 on March 3, 1837, for a lighthouse at Neds Point, at the north side of the entrance to Mattapoisett’s harbor. The lighthouse was first lighted in March 1838. The Coast Guard decommissioned the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 88 – Sal Giglia and Bill Cody, Neds Point Lighthouse, MA; firefighters become lighthouse keepers in Graham, WA

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – November 6, 2020

Piedras Blancas Lighthouse (CA) is getting a new caretaker Responsibility for the circa-1875 first-order Fresnel lens from the Piedras Blancas Light Station will shift in March 2021 from the Cambria Lions Club back to the U.S. Coast Guard. But it’s unclear what that will mean for the future display of the lens and whether it… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 6, 2020