Washington State Parks announced on October 31 that North Head Lighthouse, built in 1898 on the northwest side of the mouth of the Columbia River in Washington, will be closed until July 1, 2019, so that stone and stucco work on the structure can be completed. This is the third phase of a project made possible by the Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse, a group that formed in 2009 to restore the lighthouse.
Janet Easley, co-chair of the group, said she’s looking forward to what will be a “glorious reopening.”
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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.