We invite you to join the U.S. Lighthouse Society and the Bolivar Point Lighthouse Foundation for a virtual tour (via Zoom) of one of the Gulf Coast’s most historic light stations, on Saturday, April 2, at 4:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. CST, 2:00 p.m. MST, 1:00 PST).
Built in 1872, Bolivar Point Lighthouse sent its light seaward every day but two until its retirement in 1933. The lighthouse weathered hurricanes and friendly fire, and offered safe harbor to countless mariners. Since it was auctioned in 1947, the lighthouse has been privately owned and maintained by descendants of its original owners, E.V. Boyt and his sister Ila Maxwell. Structurally, it is historically significant as one of only two cast-iron lighthouses on the Gulf Coast.
The Bolivar Point Lighthouse Foundation is a Texas-based nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the 1872 Bolivar Point Lighthouse and sharing it with the people of Texas. Join us on April 2 and learn about the past, present, and exciting future of this jewel of the Gulf Coast with Amy Maxwell Chase and Mark Boyt, board members of the Bolivar Point Lighthouse Foundation.
Apr 2, 2022 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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