Lighthouse Society members Rudy and Bev Bess recently submitted these images relating to the Metropolis Hope Light on the bank of the Ohio River in Metropolis, Illinois.
The couple founded The Hope Light Foundation to fight cancer. According to their website, “The main purpose of the lighthouse is to promote early cancer detection and navigate people to various resources that identify cancer signs and symptoms and where to go for help. If detected early, cancer could be diagnosed and treated with hope for survivorship and an eventual cure.”
Metropolis Hope Light is a member of the U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport Program. You can acquire this stamp at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce office that is across the street from the Superman Statue.
Based on submission from Rudy Bess, December 8, 2016
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.