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Lighthouse News of the Week

California Department of Parks and Recreation requests $12.2 million for Pigeon Point Light Station A budget request for the California Department of Parks and Recreation was recently submitted to the State Legislature. Included in the request is $12.2 million for stabilization and rehabilitation of Pigeon Point Light Station near Pescadero. The tower has been closed… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

Journals of Florida's Keeper Thomas Patrick O'Hagan · Uncategorized

Journals of Florida’s Keeper Thomas Patrick O’Hagan, Part 3

Thomas Patrick O’Hagan, Mosquito-Ponce Inlet Lighthouse’s second principal keeper (1893-1905), and principal keeper at Amelia Island Lighthouse (1905-1925), was stationed at many other U.S. Light House Service stations during his fifty year career. Two of his sons became keepers, and a third worked as a mate on USLHS tenders. O’Hagan has some fascinating stories to… Continue reading Journals of Florida’s Keeper Thomas Patrick O’Hagan, Part 3

Funding Sources · News

Save the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse was built in 1875. It has been a beacon on Chesapeake Bay keeping boaters safe from the Thomas Point Shoal. This iconic lighthouse is the last surviving screwpile lighthouse on Chesapeake Bay and has been a National Historic Landmark since 1999. The lighthouse was transferred to the City of Annapolis, the… Continue reading Save the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Kate's Corner · Uncategorized

Kate’s Corner #38

Kate Walker here, keeping the light on Robbins Reef. “Spirits,” as they were called in the 19th century, caused problems at lighthouses. The second keeper at East Rigolets Lighthouse in Louisiana, built in 1833, was fired for drunkenness. The 1857 Instructions to Keepers VIII states that inspectors and superintendents are authorized and required to discharge… Continue reading Kate’s Corner #38