There’s still time to sign up for this year’s annual U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association Annual Conference, taking place in the Cape Hatteras – Kitty Hawk – Manteo area of North Carolina, October 10 through 13.
The conference will feature a Breeches Buoy demonstration at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, as well as tours of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving Station and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a visit to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Pea Island Cookhouse, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Fort Raleigh and other sites.
The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association provides communication among various preservation-minded individuals and organizations on the different aspects from saving stations to preserving artifacts by networking with individuals who specialize in different areas of expertise to those that need information. The Association also publishes an information-packed quarterly magazine, Wreck & Rescue, detailing the many accounts of desperate shipwrecks and saving lives; it includes preservation updates among many other topics.
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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.