Esopus Meadows Lighthouse (NY) opens for tours
The Hudson River Maritime Museum has announced a new partnership with the Save Esopus Lighthouse Commission in an effort to offer up tours of the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse. For the first time in several years, local residents and visitors will be able to visit the lighthouse for a slate of tours this summer and fall.
Tours are available on the following Sundays: Aug. 4, 18, and Sept. 1, 15, and 29, 2019. Tours leave the Hudson River Maritime Museum docks aboard the solar-powered tour boat Solaris. There are also tours of Rondout Lighthouse available as well as other offerings.
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New York’s “Little Red Lighthouse” open tomorrow for rare tours
This weekend, the New York City Parks Department is offering a tour of Washington Heights’ Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse, better known as the Little Red Lighthouse. It’s rarely open to the public, but those interested can join the free tour with the Urban Park Rangers this Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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12th Annual Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, Sept. 21-22
One of the missions of the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society is to educate, inform and entertain those who are interested in Chesapeake Bay area lighthouses.
During the weekend of September 21-22, in partnership with the lighthouse organizations across the state, volunteers of the Chesapeake Chapter will do just that during the 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge.
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Cana Island Lighthouse (WI) celebration on August 7
On Wednesday, August 7, 3-6 p.m. the Door County Maritime Museum will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Cana Island Lighthouse. Cana Island is perhaps Door County’s most photographed lighthouse, celebrating 150 years of standing watch on the shore of Lake Michigan in 2019.
The event, free and open to the public, will feature descendants of past lighthouse keepers, live music and light refreshments. The official program begins on Cana Island in Baileys Harbor at 4 p.m. The celebration coincides with National Lighthouse Day.
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Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org