The 2018 U.S. Lighthouse Society tour schedule has been announced.
- SOUTH AFRICA – March 10 – 24 (waiting list)
- GULF COAST – April 16 – 26
- CHESAPEAKE BAY – June 2 – 12
- BRITTANY & THE CHANNEL ISLANDS (FRANCE) – July 12 – 29
- WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR / ISLE ROYALE – August 18 – 26
- LAKE HURON – September 8 – 15
- DOWN EAST MAINE – October 9 – 15
- HAWAII – November 7 – 20
Enjoy a wonderful experience visiting, photographing and, whenever possible, climbing to the top of a lighthouse. Counting the steps to the top, you can imagine the complex life and responsibilities of lighthouse keepers. With each light station visit, you’ll develop an appreciation for each lighthouse’s history and discover what makes them special.
Lighthouses were often built in remote locations (on both land and at sea), making some challenging to access, or are closed to the general public. Also, lighthouses are sometimes open seasonally for limited hours. But you’re in luck! Our tours are designed to overcome these obstacles. We’ll arrange the access and transportation needed to reach our destinations. A tour with the U.S. Lighthouse Society is sure to provide incredible memories for all lighthouse enthusiasts.
Submitted January 30, 2018
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.