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Huron Harbor Lighthouse (OH) to be illuminated

After speaking with U.S. Coast Guard personnel for almost three years, city officials in Huron, Ohio, have received permission to cosmetically illuminate the North Main Pier’s lighthouse on a permanent basis. The unveiling takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, which caps off the annual Winter Fest event. Officials invite anyone to come down and check it out.

“This is a quality-of-life issue, and we thought it was a cool improvement,” said Huron city manager Andy White, noting how people can’t see the lighthouse when it’s dark out unless they’re standing on the pier. “The lighthouse is an iconic feature in the city, and this should make it even better.”

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Annual holiday lighting at Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, Florida

Join the Barrier Island Parks Society at the annual lighting of the Lighthouse on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of holiday festivities at the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum. The Lighthouse is located inside the Gasparilla Island State Park on the southern tip of Gasparilla Island, 880 Belcher Rd. 

Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, photo by Jeremy D’Entremont

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Renovations for the landlocked Linoma Lighthouse (NE)

The Linoma Lighthouse serves as a familiar landmark to many drivers along Highway 6 between Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. Its origins can be traced back to the 1920s. At that time, trains brought people to the area for public swimming. Lawrence Simpson decided to build a filling station featuring a lighthouse as a way to attract customers. Now, the Linoma Lighthouse foundation has been formed and the structure is being restored.

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Volunteers of the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society (NY) install a generator for holiday lighting

An underwater cable that supplied electricity to the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse on the Hudson River in New York since the 1940s, powering not only holiday lights, but also video equipment, interior lights and other systems necessary for tours, malfunctioned in September. Volunteers of the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society worked quickly to come up with a solution. Nearly 750 volunteer hours were involved in switching the holiday lights back on.

Hudson City (Hudson-Athens) Lighthouse, New York. Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont.

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Hillsboro Lighthouse (FL) Special tour December 7

There will be a special National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day tour of the Hillsboro Lighthouse in Pompano Beach, Florida.

1940s postcard of Hillsboro Lighthouse from the USLHS archives

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Elbow Reef Lighthouse in the Bahamas burning bright after Hurricane Dorian

The traditional hand-powered technology in the Elbow Reef Lighthouse is maintained by the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society. The buildings at the Elbow Reef Light Station, as well as the surrounding Hope Town community, were devastated by Hurricane Dorian at the beginning of September, but the volunteers and staff of the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society quickly had the light shining again. The recovery and repairs to the buildings continues.

You can listen to an interview with Annie Potts, U.S. liaison for the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society team, on the latest edition of Light Hearted, the podcast of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

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U.S. Lighthouse Society News is produced by the U.S. Lighthouse Society to support lighthouse preservation, history, education and research. If you have items of interest to the lighthouse community and its supporters, please email them to Jeremy at Jeremy@uslhs.org


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