Society President Wayne Wheeler will be presenting “Saving America’s Light Stations: A 30-Year Retrospective” as part of the National Lighthouse Museum‘s 7th Annual National Lighthouse & Lightship Recognition Weekend, Staten Island, NY, August 4-6, 2017. Wayne’s talk will be on Saturday, August 5th.
Other events include:
Friday, August 4 ~ Light Keeper’s Gala. A champagne Museum Reception will precede a vessel leaving from Pier 1 adjacent to the Museum. Harbor cruise, open bar, hors-d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing in the moonlight. For more information and reservations call (718) 390-0040.
Saturday, August 5 ~ Presentations, panel discussions. free tours and public events at Museum site. 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Sunday, August 6 ~ Signature Lighthouse Boat Tour leaves 11 am from Pier 11, Wall and South St., Manhattan. To register and more information – August 6th Signature Lighthouse Boat Tour
Submitted by Jean Papazian, Friend/Volunteer, National Lighthouse Museum, July 2, 2017
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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.