Tours

USLHS Tour Retrospective #5 – Wales and the Isle of Man

The July 2016 USLHS tour to Wales and the Isle of Man in the UK began and ended in Bristol, England. In addition to dozens of lighthouses, the tour included castles and museums. This retrospective program looks back at the tour, with tour leader Skip Sherwood. This is the fifth USLHS tour retrospective program. Go… Continue reading USLHS Tour Retrospective #5 – Wales and the Isle of Man

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 75 – Sandy Bihn, Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society, Ohio

Toledo Harbor Lighthouse was established in 1904 in the western end of Lake Erie, marking the entrance to the Toledo Shipping Channel and the approach to the Port of Toledo on the Maumee River. The buff-colored brick tower has a steel framework, and the total height of the lighthouse is 85 feet. There’s also an… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 75 – Sandy Bihn, Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society, Ohio

Awards

2020 F. Ross Holland Lifetime Achievement Award

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… Continue reading 2020 F. Ross Holland Lifetime Achievement Award

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – August 7, 2020

Thomas Point Shoal (MD) repairs almost complete Efforts to raise enough money to stop a 145-year-old lighthouse from falling into Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay were a big success, and almost all the repair work is done. All metal beams were replaced, along with all but one tie rod. Most of the work was finished in mid-June,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – August 7, 2020

Light Hearted

Light Hearted special edition – National Lighthouse Day 2020

On this date in 1789, the first Congress approved an act for the establishment of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. Two hundred years later, Congress passed an act that designated August 7, 1989, as National Lighthouse Day. This day is observed at many lighthouses, although Congress has not designated National Lighthouse Day in perpetuity.… Continue reading Light Hearted special edition – National Lighthouse Day 2020

Event

National Lighthouse Museum 2020 Gala

From the National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island, New York: National Lighthouse Museum’s 2020 Gala ProductionWeathering the StormFriday, August 7, 2020 8:00 PM Curtain Call This year our honorees areHistorian, Author & Researcher,Kevin P. DuffusandCaptain of Lighthouse Tender Firebush,Captain Robertson P. Dinsmore,USCG, USMS, Ret. Special appearance by Princess Anne, HRH Featuring special musical performances by Singer/Songwriter/Producer… Continue reading National Lighthouse Museum 2020 Gala

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 74 – Sue York, Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association, Alaska

Eldred Rock is at the north end of Alaska’s Lynn Canal, 55 miles north of the port of Juneau and about 35 miles south of Skagway. Eldred Rock Lighthouse was first lighted on June 1, 1906, as one of four lighthouses in the Lynn Canal. It’s the only remaining example of the wood-frame lighthouses that… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 74 – Sue York, Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association, Alaska

Light Hearted

Light Hearted Redux – Episode 9, Annie C. Harris, Bakers Island; Monster of Piedras Blancas; Eddystone part 2

This episode of the Light Hearted podcast was first released on July 1, 2019. Host Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Annie C. Harris, director of Essex Heritage. The non-profit organization promotes the cultural heritage of Essex County, Massachusetts, and owns the Bakers Island Light Station in Salem. In a history segment, Jeremy and co-host Cindy Johnson continue… Continue reading Light Hearted Redux – Episode 9, Annie C. Harris, Bakers Island; Monster of Piedras Blancas; Eddystone part 2

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – July 31, 2020

Group of teens, young adults break into Cape Lookout Lighthouse (NC) The National Park Service has issued citations and fines again five people who broke into the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on Sunday night. Citations and fines were issued to those who went inside the lighthouse. From news reports, it appears that no damage was done… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 31, 2020

Tours

USLHS Tour Retrospective #5: Baltic Jewels 2017 with Chris Brookes

This tour retrospective video is now online. This is a look back at the 2017 USLHS tour to the Baltic region, including Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia, with tour guide Chris Brookes. Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is… Continue reading USLHS Tour Retrospective #5: Baltic Jewels 2017 with Chris Brookes