Event

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, Florida, Virtual Tour on June 18

We invite you to join the U.S. Lighthouse Society and the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society for a virtual tour (via Zoom) of a beautiful and historic light station on Florida’s east coast, on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. EST (that’s 3:00 p.m. CST; 2:00 p.m. MST; and 1:00 PST). Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse was… Continue reading Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, Florida, Virtual Tour on June 18

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 176 – Marilyn Fischer, Seul Choix, MI; Steve Sola, Duluth South Breakwater Inner Light, MN

Two interviews are featured in this episode, concerning Seul Choix Point Light Station in Michigan and Duluth South Breakwater Inner Light in Minnesota. Located at the northwest corner of Lake Michigan, Seul Choix Bay got its name for the French phrase meaning “only choice.” The bay was a popular place of refuge for early French… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 176 – Marilyn Fischer, Seul Choix, MI; Steve Sola, Duluth South Breakwater Inner Light, MN

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – June 3, 2022

Old is new again at Whaleback Lighthouse (ME): Why beloved rotating light is back Our cultural image of the classic New England lighthouse typically includes the rotating beam which guided mariners to safety for generations. This traditional system was restored back to historic Whaleback Lighthouse over the past week. A new beacon was put in… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – June 3, 2022

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 175 – Lauren Nelson, Fort Gratiot, Michigan

With the 1825 completion of the Erie Canal, which linked the Great Lakes to the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean, maritime traffic in the Great Lakes increased dramatically. As the canal was being completed, Congress appropriated funds for a light station near Fort Gratiot, in the southern portion of Michigan’s thumb. When the light… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 175 – Lauren Nelson, Fort Gratiot, Michigan

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – May 27, 2022

Great Point Lighthouse (MA) in danger of crumbling Members of Nantucket’s Historical Commission say something needs to be done to protect Great Point Light before a series of structural cracks leads to more serious damage. It’s been 36 years since the lighthouse was rebuilt, two years after the previous structure crumbled in a heavy storm… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 27, 2022

Light Hearted

Light Hearted 174, Patrick Landewe, Saugerties New York

Esopus Creek meets the Hudson River at the town of Saugerties, about seven miles north of Kingston and 101 miles north of New York City. The name Saugerties is derived from a Dutch phrase meaning “sawmill on a creek.” The creek eventually powered what has been described as the largest collection of water-powered machinery in… Continue reading Light Hearted 174, Patrick Landewe, Saugerties New York

Awards · News · USLHS

U.S. Lighthouse Society is Honored with American Lighthouse Foundation’s “Keeper of the Light” Award

The American Lighthouse Foundation’s Keeper of the Light award is designed to honor those individuals and organizations in the national lighthouse community who have contributed in a significant manner to the preservation of America’s lighthouses and their rich heritage. On May 1, 2022, ALF presented the nonprofit United States Lighthouse Society with a Keeper of the Light award during… Continue reading U.S. Lighthouse Society is Honored with American Lighthouse Foundation’s “Keeper of the Light” Award

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – May 20, 2022

Staten Island Lighthouse (NY) shines extra bright after undergoing a six-week restoration The Staten Island Rear Range Lighthouse atop Lighthouse Hill is shining a bit brighter nowadays after recently undergoing a six-week makeover, thanks to New Jersey-based Zack Painting. Zack is a painting subcontractor for Pavkov Contracting, the general contractor responsible for the restoration and… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 20, 2022

Event · News · Tours

First public tours of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Rhode Island

Looking for a unique adventure this summer? Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, is hosting scheduled tours to the historic island light station all summer long. This summer season will be the first opportunity for the public to visit the local landmark which has been fully restored inside and… Continue reading First public tours of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Rhode Island

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 173 – Pam Setchell & Michelle Miroff, Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, New York

In 1857, a lighthouse was built at the tip of Lloyd’s Neck at the entrance to Lloyd Harbor, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. Lloyd Harbor often served as a place of refuge for ships escaping rough conditions on Long Island Sound. The first structure, known as Lloyd Harbor Lighthouse, was considered… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 173 – Pam Setchell & Michelle Miroff, Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, New York