Lime Kiln Lighthouse (WA) 100th anniversary to be celebrated on June 30
Lime Kiln Lighthouse overlooks Dead Man’s Bay on the west side of San Juan Island, Washington. A Centennial Celebration will coincide with the anniversary of the lighthouse’s first day of operation on June 30, 1919. It was the last major lighthouse built in Washington State. It was also the last Washington lighthouse to be converted to electricity.
The celebration will feature tours, live music and performances, a silent auction and raffles, arts and crafts, and much more.
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Door County (WI) Lighthouse Festival this weekend
The popular Wisconsin festival includes boat excursions and guided land-based tours to all 11 historic Door County lighthouses giving visitors access to lighthouses that aren’t typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island, and Sherwood Point lighthouses.
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Port Clinton Lighthouse and boathouse (OH) open to public
The restored Port Clinton Lighthouse and a nearby replica boathouse have been popular additions to the Lake Erie shoreline, and both are now open to the public after a dedication by the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy.
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Tours of New London Ledge Lighthouse (CT)
New London Maritime Society is offering new “fun-sized,” 6-person boat trips all summer of one of the northeast’s most beautiful and fascinating locations, New London Ledge Lighthouse at the mouth of the Thames River between Groton and New London, Connecticut.
You can get all the details by clicking here.
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New USLHS podcast – first two episodes available!
You can listen to the first two episodes of the brand new podcast, “Light Hearted,” with host Jeremy D’Entremont and co-host Cindy Johnson. Episode 1 features Sophie Blackall, author/illustrator of the award-winning children’s book Hello Lighthouse, and episode 2 features Chad Kaiser, general manager of the New Dungeness Light Station in Washington.
Two more new episodes will be posted next week on Monday and Thursday.
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