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Superior Entry Light, a.k.a Wisconsin Point Light, bought at auction by executive from San Francisco for $159,000 A historic lighthouse perched on the shore of Lake Superior has a new owner: a 34-year old tech industry executive from San Francisco, who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has a soft spot for Thoreau. “What’s really important… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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U.S. Lighthouse Society 35th Anniversary Cruise of Long Island, NY – Sept. 28, 2019, at 4 p.m.

The Long Island Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society presents the return of the Beacons of the Night sunset/moonlight lighthouse cruise. Lighthouses seen will include Long Beach Bar, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull Island, and Race Rock. Narration will be by chapter president and author of Long Island’s Lighthouses, Past and Present, Robert G.… Continue reading U.S. Lighthouse Society 35th Anniversary Cruise of Long Island, NY – Sept. 28, 2019, at 4 p.m.

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PORTLAND (Maine) – CASCO BAY LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE for Friends of Flying Santa

Friends of Flying Santa, Inc., was formed in 1997 to help ensure the future of the annual Christmas flights to New England’s U.S. Coast Guard units and lighthouses. The aerial visits of Flying Santa to lighthouses and lifesaving stations have been a New England tradition since 1929. On Saturday, September 28, 2019, there will be… Continue reading PORTLAND (Maine) – CASCO BAY LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE for Friends of Flying Santa

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San Francisco Bay Cruise – September 21, 2019

Join the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s 35th Anniversary Celebration Lighthouse Cruise of San Francisco Bay! Climb aboard the yacht Voyager and be swept away on a wonderful photographic journey of important San Francisco Bay lighthouses. As the powerful currents funnel your ship through the Golden Gate and back again, the unparalleled beauty of the bay is… Continue reading San Francisco Bay Cruise – September 21, 2019

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Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Association Acquires the historic Ponce Inlet Pacetti Hotel property The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it is under contract to purchase the Ponce Inlet, Florida, property known as the Pacetti House and Hotel, located across the street from the National Historic Landmark Ponce Inlet… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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2019 Mid-coast Maine 19-Lighthouse Photography Tour from Bar Harbor, Maine – Saturday, August 24, 2019

Guided by Lighthouse Historians/Authors: Jeremy D’Entremont and Bob Trapani. With photography expert: Michael Leonard, Portland Camera Club. Join Bar Harbor Whale Watch for a remarkable 19-lighthouse Photography Tour! Visit Egg Rock, Baker, Great Duck, Bear Island, Blue Hill Bay, Bass Harbor, Burnt Coat, Isle Au Haut, Saddleback Ledge, Heron Neck, Two Bush, Whitehead, Owls Head,… Continue reading 2019 Mid-coast Maine 19-Lighthouse Photography Tour from Bar Harbor, Maine – Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Ever wonder how the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is painted? The National Park Service paints the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse every 5-7 years to keep it looking pristine and historically authentic; utilizing roughly 450 gallons of paint for multiple coats. Contracted workers suspend from the balcony and paint down the lighthouse, alternating between black and white paint… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Saugerties Lighthouse Sesquicentennial: Keep That Lamp Trimmed ‘n Burning

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will present its annual outdoor performance spectacle, The Esopus Creek Puppet Suite, in Saugerties on August 16th, 17th and 18th. This year’s show, “Keep That Lamp Trimmed ‘n Burning,” is inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Saugerties Lighthouse. The story is set in 1869, with the nation still deeply wounded from the Civil War, and the… Continue reading Saugerties Lighthouse Sesquicentennial: Keep That Lamp Trimmed ‘n Burning