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Point Wilson (WA) open house on September 28

There will be an open house on September 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Point Wilson Lighthouse, Port Townsend, Washington. A formal program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Renovations are underway to totally restore and preserve the light station thanks to the efforts and supporters of the United States Lighthouse Society. We hope to… Continue reading Point Wilson (WA) open house on September 28

History Videos · Miscellaneous videos

Jim Pope, one of the last keepers of Whaleback Lighthouse in Maine

Jim Pope, who was a Coast Guard light keeper at Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery, Maine, 1960-62, passed away on September 8. Here is an edited 2018 interview with Jim conducted by videographer Jim White and USLHS historian Jeremy D’Entremont, recorded at the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum. Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of… Continue reading Jim Pope, one of the last keepers of Whaleback Lighthouse in Maine

Light Hearted

Light Hearted 137 – Andy Robinson & the California Lighthouse Society; J. Dennis Robinson, NH Seacoast historian

Andy Robinson is a junior at Palo Alto High School in California, and he’s a co-chair for the Teen Advisory Council of the Palo Alto History Museum, where he helped create a historical time capsule of his city. Andy has also been a volunteer for the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s passport program, helping to update information… Continue reading Light Hearted 137 – Andy Robinson & the California Lighthouse Society; J. Dennis Robinson, NH Seacoast historian

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – September 17, 2021

Group is working to illuminate future of historic Nottawasaga Lighthouse (Ontario, Canada) A lonely sentinel of a bygone era signals the rough shores of Georgian Bay. On a desolate island inhabited only by butterflies, cormorants and the odd dead seagull, the Nottawasaga Lighthouse stands tall against the wind, water and weather that mercilessly batter the… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 17, 2021

Merchandise · News

USLHS 2021 Holiday Ornament features Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, New Hampshire

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… Continue reading USLHS 2021 Holiday Ornament features Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, New Hampshire

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Jim Pope (1938-2021), former keeper of Whaleback Lighthouse in Maine

Jim Pope of Eliot, Maine, passed away on September 8 after a brief illness. Jim was one of the last Coast Guard light keepers at Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery, Maine, from 1960 to 1962. In recent years he gave several talks at events for Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, the chapter of the American Lighthouse… Continue reading Jim Pope (1938-2021), former keeper of Whaleback Lighthouse in Maine

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 136 -Carol & John O’Neil, Point Sur, CA

Point Sur juts out from a rugged portion of the California coast 25 miles south of Monterey Bay. The Lighthouse Board had considered a lighthouse at Point Sur as early as 1856, but the terrain was daunting. Congress finally appropriated $50,000 in 1886 and another $50,000 in the following year. Stone for the buildings was… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 136 -Carol & John O’Neil, Point Sur, CA

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 10, 2021

Historic Alligator Reef Lighthouse in the Florida Keys transferred to new owners with plans for preservation After a two-year application process, the fate of a 148-year-old Florida Keys lighthouse is now in the hands of a non-profit community organization with plans for a massive preservation project. This week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 10, 2021

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 135 – Josh Liller, “The Florida Lighthouse Trail”

Josh Liller has been the Historian and Collections Manager for the Loxahatchee River Historical Society and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum in Florida since 2014. Jupiter Inlet Light Station has a museum on the site that features 5000 years of local history. Josh also serves as historian for the Florida Lighthouse Association, and he… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 135 – Josh Liller, “The Florida Lighthouse Trail”

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 3, 2021

Fond du Lac Lighthouse (WI) closed after structural damage found Fond du Lac’s landmark attraction is out of commission for a while. The Lakeside Park Lighthouse and observation deck are temporarily closed to the public after regular maintenance revealed water damage to wood, the city announced Tuesday. Assessments are ongoing and the department continues work in… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 3, 2021