Lighthouse News of the Week

News of the week December 9, 2022

Nubble Lighthouse decked out for Christmas: Meet the keeper who keeps it bright

YORK, Maine — Matt Rosenberg peered for gaps in the Christmas lights that outlined the Nubble Lighthouse against the sunset sky. If a light went out, he’d soon be on his boat to the island to fix it.

Cape Neddick, ME – Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont

“Our goal is for the lighthouse to be perfect,” said Rosenberg, the Nubble Lighthouse keeper and caretaker of Sohier Park for 10 years.

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The Last Texas Lighthouse (Port Isabel) Open To The Public Will Be Relit For The First Time In 117 Years

The last Texas lighthouse still open to the public will glow again for the first time in more than a century this week.

Port Isabel, TX – USLHS archives

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) and the Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site recently funded and coordinated the reproduction of a new lens for the lantern room at the top of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. The new installation will offer visitors a peek at the working past of the lighthouse and the service it provided to the Gulf Coast.

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Repairs to the Sanibel (FL) Lighthouse underway

SANIBEL, Fla. — Repairs to the Sanibel Lighthouse are underway.

Sanibel Island, FL – photo by Pete Markham wikimediacommons

The Sanibel Historic Society says a stronger temporary wooden leg and new cross brace were installed last week to the base of the light tower.

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Sights and Sounds: Cold, Breezy Day at the Mission Point (MI) Lighthouse

On today’s Sights and Sounds, photojournalist Tyler Brintnell takes us to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse on a cold, breezy day.

Mission Point, MI – USLHS archives

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Drone video captures high winds hit Michigan City East Pierhead (MI) lighthouse

Such an awesome look at last week’s sand-drifting, wave generating strong winds in Michigan City by drone from our friends at Timeless Aerial Photography! Stunning!!

Michigan City East Pierhead, MI – photo by Thomas A Tag

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Upgrade of Youghal’s lighthouse (Ireland) among 20 projects to get funding 

Dredging of Ballycotton harbour, and upgrades to piers in Courtmacsherry and Schull to be funded under scheme designed to upgrade and develop Ireland’s publicly owned coastal and marine infrastructure

Youghal, Ireland – photo by Ralph Eshelman

Marine projects across Cork have received a funding boost with more than €6m earmarked for 20 projects, including an overhaul of Youghal’s lighthouse, dredging of Ballycotton harbour, and upgrades to piers in Courtmacsherry and Schull.

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Inside creepy abandoned Cape Aniva (Russia) ‘nuclear powered’ lighthouse that’s left to rot on a remote chunk of rock

PERCHED on a remote rock and falling into ruins, this nuclear-powered lighthouse is an unlikely tourist attraction.

Cape Aniva, Russia – USLHS archives

Yet every year hundreds of visitors make the bumpy voyage to climb the abandoned tower at Cape Aniva, in the far east of Russia.

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St. Augustine Lighthouse (FL) team investigating shipwreck discovered in Volusia County

Historic City News was informed that a team from the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program was working on December 5-6 at the scene of a shipwreck recently discovered in Daytona Beach Shores. The wreckage began appearing after Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, but it has been partially buried on and off due to the tides.

St. Augustine, FL – photo by Jeremy D’Entremont

The St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is working with the Florida Department of State, Bureau of Archaeological Research, and Florida Public Archaeology Network by measuring and studying what parts of the ship are protruding above the sand. The wreck is near Frank Rendon Park, 2705 South Atlantic Avenue, in Daytona Beach.

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