America’s national lighthouse organizations are marking National Lighthouse Day by awarding lifetime achievement honors to recipients in North Carolina, Massachusetts and Arizona who have made major contributions to preserving this nation’s lighthouses and their historic legacy.
Only 13 individuals have been honored previously since the F. Ross Holland Award was instituted 20 years ago. The award is considered the lighthouse preservation community’s highest honor, and is presented by the United States Lighthouse Society and the American Lighthouse Council.
Honored this year are lighthouse historians and authors Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and Bruce Roberts, co-founders of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society; lampist and Fresnel lens expert James “Woody” Woodward; and long-time Thacher island Association president Paul St. Germain.
For more information on each of the winners,
please visit the ALC section of our website:
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