USLHS

10th Annual Lighthouse B&B Vacation Auction

Featuring picturesque locations from coast to coast! AUCTION WEEK:  Dec 13th ~ Dec. 19th Auction Begins: Sunday December 13th – 12:00 PM EST Auction Ends: Saturday December 19th – 7:00 PM EST How to Bid:  Visit our website at: USLHS.org and click on “Auction” link in the “What’s New” section Or click here to go directly… Continue reading 10th Annual Lighthouse B&B Vacation Auction

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – December 11, 2020

Cape St. George Lighthouse (FL) to get needed repairs The St. George Lighthouse Association has received a $24,000 grant from the Florida Lighthouse Association to assist in some much-needed repairs. The lighthouse has several broken glass panes and significant rust on its lantern, and the masonry tower also requires some cleaning and painting. The lighthouse… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – December 11, 2020

History Videos

U.S. Lighthouse Society history video – The Lost Lights of Ipswich

The historic town of Ipswich, Massachusetts, has many houses dating back to the 1600s. But few people know that there was once a light station on the stretch of sand known as Crane Beach. The last lighthouse that stood there still exists, 50 miles from its original home. Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author… Continue reading U.S. Lighthouse Society history video – The Lost Lights of Ipswich

Light Hearted

Light Hearted special edition – Cape Hatteras (NC) 150th anniversary; Bett Padgett and John Havel

Offshore from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the Gulf Stream collides with the Virginia Drift, a branch of the Labrador Current from Canada. This current forces mariners heading south toward a dangerous twelve-mile long sandbar called Diamond Shoals. Countless shipwrecks there have led to the nickname “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” A lighthouse was first authorized at… Continue reading Light Hearted special edition – Cape Hatteras (NC) 150th anniversary; Bett Padgett and John Havel

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 92 – Bob Mannino, Nantucket Lightship LV-112

The Nantucket South Shoals extend many miles south of Nantucket Island, which is south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The shoals were a great hazard to shipping, with more than 500 shipwrecks in the area. The first lightship was stationed at the Nantucket New South Shoals in June of 1854. The name eventually changed from… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 92 – Bob Mannino, Nantucket Lightship LV-112

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – December 4, 2020

National Park Service hosts 150th anniversary celebration of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (NC) On Dec. 16 at 4:45 p.m., Cape Hatteras National Seashore, in partnership with the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Outer Banks Forever, will celebrate the 150th anniversaries of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Dare County via special online video on the seashore’s Facebook page and… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – December 4, 2020

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 91 – Daniel Oginsky, North Manitou Shoal (MI), author/preservationist Bob Trapani, Jr.

North Manitou Island is in northeastern Lake Michigan, about 12 miles west-northwest of Leland, Michigan. A lighthouse was first established on the island in 1896. A few years after the lighthouse on the island was established, it was decided that an offshore light was needed to mark a shoal in the busy six-mile-wide passage between… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 91 – Daniel Oginsky, North Manitou Shoal (MI), author/preservationist Bob Trapani, Jr.

News

Lighthouse News of the Week – November 27, 2020

Sheringham Lighthouse (BC) restoration nears completion The Sheringham Point Lighthouse in British Columbia, Canada, was declared surplus in 2010 and received heritage status in 2015, a designation that opened the path to being turned over to the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society. Since that time, the preservation society has repaired the concrete, painted the entire… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 27, 2020

News

Pacetti Hotel, with connections to Florida lighthouse history, on the National Register of Historic Places

The historic Ponce Inlet Florida’s Pacetti Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 23, 2020 by the National Park Service.  The two story-hotel was an 1885 addition onto the family home of Bartola and Martha Jane Pacetti, long-time, local property owners on the north side of the inlet, who had… Continue reading Pacetti Hotel, with connections to Florida lighthouse history, on the National Register of Historic Places

Tours

Virtual Holiday Tours at Point San Luis Lighthouse, CA

The Point San Luis Lighthouse at Avila Beach in California has been beautifully decorated for the festive season. Using Zoom, a docent will lead guests on a walking tour of this historic site. Guests will travel back in time to December 1890, delve into the lighthouse’s history, and see all the things one would see… Continue reading Virtual Holiday Tours at Point San Luis Lighthouse, CA