This year’s ornament features the Portsmouth Harbor Light Station in New Castle, New Hampshire. The image of the lighthouse came from a painting specially created by Mark Kuehn.
The 48-foot cast-iron lighthouse—built in 1878—is maintained today by Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. This lighthouse continues to guide maritime traffic into one of the most historic ports in the country.
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