Light Hearted

Light Hearted 174, Patrick Landewe, Saugerties New York

Esopus Creek meets the Hudson River at the town of Saugerties, about seven miles north of Kingston and 101 miles north of New York City. The name Saugerties is derived from a Dutch phrase meaning “sawmill on a creek.” The creek eventually powered what has been described as the largest collection of water-powered machinery in… Continue reading Light Hearted 174, Patrick Landewe, Saugerties New York

Awards · News · USLHS

U.S. Lighthouse Society is Honored with American Lighthouse Foundation’s “Keeper of the Light” Award

The American Lighthouse Foundation’s Keeper of the Light award is designed to honor those individuals and organizations in the national lighthouse community who have contributed in a significant manner to the preservation of America’s lighthouses and their rich heritage. On May 1, 2022, ALF presented the nonprofit United States Lighthouse Society with a Keeper of the Light award during… Continue reading U.S. Lighthouse Society is Honored with American Lighthouse Foundation’s “Keeper of the Light” Award

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – May 20, 2022

Staten Island Lighthouse (NY) shines extra bright after undergoing a six-week restoration The Staten Island Rear Range Lighthouse atop Lighthouse Hill is shining a bit brighter nowadays after recently undergoing a six-week makeover, thanks to New Jersey-based Zack Painting. Zack is a painting subcontractor for Pavkov Contracting, the general contractor responsible for the restoration and… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 20, 2022

Event · News · Tours

First public tours of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Rhode Island

Looking for a unique adventure this summer? Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, is hosting scheduled tours to the historic island light station all summer long. This summer season will be the first opportunity for the public to visit the local landmark which has been fully restored inside and… Continue reading First public tours of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Rhode Island

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 173 – Pam Setchell & Michelle Miroff, Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, New York

In 1857, a lighthouse was built at the tip of Lloyd’s Neck at the entrance to Lloyd Harbor, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. Lloyd Harbor often served as a place of refuge for ships escaping rough conditions on Long Island Sound. The first structure, known as Lloyd Harbor Lighthouse, was considered… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 173 – Pam Setchell & Michelle Miroff, Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, New York

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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 13, 2022

A spring refresh: St. Augustine Lighthouse (FL) undergoing $880K renovation over the next 2 weeks St. Augustine Lighthouse is getting a fresh coat of paint this spring. The project, which includes painting the interior and exterior of the tower and work on the building’s metal stairs and railings, should be finished in about two weeks.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 13, 2022

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Light Hearted 172 – Shannon King, Fisgard, BC, Canada

The island known as Fisgard is a stone’s throw offshore at the west side of the entrance to British Columbia’s Esquimalt Harbor. The island was named for a British naval frigate, with the name’s origins reaching back to Fishguard, a coastal town in Wales. The British Royal Navy began using Esquimalt Harbor as a base… Continue reading Light Hearted 172 – Shannon King, Fisgard, BC, Canada

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Jeanne Gross retiring as director of the Museum at Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine

By Stephen T. Lyons As the director and unofficial “keeper” of the Museum at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Jeanne Gross has served in one of the most important and picturesque job sites in the country. The lighthouse, museum, and gift shop, hugging a rocky stretch of coastline, attract lighthouse enthusiast and lovers… Continue reading Jeanne Gross retiring as director of the Museum at Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine

Light Hearted

Light Hearted 171 – Gertjan de Boer, Dutch Lighthouse Association

The European country of the Netherlands conjures images of canals, fields of tulips, and windmills. But the country is also home to dozens of historic lighthouses, and some of them are major tourist attractions. Dutch lighthouse history reaches all the way back to the 14th century. The Dutch Lighthouse Association was founded in 1992 with… Continue reading Light Hearted 171 – Gertjan de Boer, Dutch Lighthouse Association