Two people wanted to record migrating whales at remote Ardnamurchan Lighthouse in Scotland Two people are wanted for a “once in a lifetime experience” to record migrating whales at the most westerly point on the British mainland. A quarter of the world’s whale and dolphin species live off the Scottish coast. The job description asks,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week
Battling coastal erosion at East Point Lighthouse, New Jersey A major battle against the forces of nature continues next to the East Point Lighthouse in Maurice River Township, New Jersey. County and township workers recently moved 50 sandbags, each weighing 3000 pounds, to reinforce the berm that protects the lighthouse from the encroaching surf. This… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week
Heceta Head Light Station (OR) celebrates 125th anniversary on Saturday, March 30 Perched on a bluff about 13 miles north of Florence, Oregon, Heceta Head Light Station is one of the most photographed on the west coast. It turns 125 years old tomorrow. A celebration will feature live music and refreshments. The U.S. Coast Guard… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week
Fayerweather Island Lighthouse (Black Rock Harbor) Lighthouse in Connecticut renovated Fayerweather Island Lighthouse, also known as Black Rock Harbor Lighthouse, is in the Black Rock Harbor section of Bridgeport, Connecticut, near the end of Barnum Boulevard at Seaside Park. The station’s interesting history dates to 1808, and longtime nineteenth century keeper Kate Moore gained fame… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week
Captain Joshua Card here, at Fort Point on the New Hampshire Seacoast. The days are getting longer and the weather’s been mostly clear. I haven’t had to wind the fog bell mechanism in more than a month. That will change come summer. Thought I’d tell you about Benjamin Ellsworth today, another contemporary of mine who… Continue reading The Kaptain’s Kolumn #12
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Statue of Keeper Kate Walker to be constructed at the Staten Island Ferry landing A statue honoring one of America’s most famous lighthouse keepers, Katherine “Kate” Walker, will be erected by New York City at the Staten Island Ferry Landing on Staten Island. Born in Germany, Kate Walker immigrated to the United States just eight… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week