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East Point Lighthouse (NJ) Support Rally on Nov. 10

East Point Lighthouse, the second oldest lighthouse in New Jersey, was built in 1849 on Delaware Bay in Cumberland County. The building has been restored and is now a museum open to the public, thanks to the Maurice River Historical Society. Click here to learn more about visiting the lighthouse. According the lighthouse website, there… Continue reading East Point Lighthouse (NJ) Support Rally on Nov. 10

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Erie Land Lighthouse (PA) celebrates its 200th anniversary on November 3

Erie Land Lighthouse, also known as Old Presque Isle Light, stands on a bluff in Lighthouse Park east of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. The original lighthouse on the site, built in 1818, was one of the first to be built by the United States on the Great Lakes. The present tower was built in 1867. This… Continue reading Erie Land Lighthouse (PA) celebrates its 200th anniversary on November 3

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Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (WI) 150th anniversary celebration on Oct. 15

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse near Ephraim, Wisconsin, turns 150 years old on October 15, 2018, and the Door County Historical Society has plans to celebrate in style. The celebration will include a flag ceremony by American Legion Post 527 Sister Bay, music by the Gibraltar High School band, book signings with nationally known lighthouse authors Barb and… Continue reading Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (WI) 150th anniversary celebration on Oct. 15

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North Carolina’s Cape Lookout Lighthouse went dark from Florence, reopening this weekend to celebrate recovery

North Carolina’s historic Cape Lookout Lighthouse went dark for at least nine days when Hurricane Florence hit the Outer Banks on September 14, but the Coast Guard soon had it working again. The seasonal climbing season for the lighthouse ended on September 16. But the National Park Service is opening it to the public for… Continue reading North Carolina’s Cape Lookout Lighthouse went dark from Florence, reopening this weekend to celebrate recovery

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Saturday, October 20, Hudson River Lighthouse Boat Tour offered by the National Lighthouse Museum

Cruise aboard the Majestic Princess up the Hudson River on Saturday, October 20th, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., leaving from Pier 1, St. George, Staten Island, adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum. The narrated cruise will pass Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse (“Little Red Lighthouse”), Ambrose Lightship, Frying Pan Lightship, the Lilac Lighthouse Tender, and Tarrytown Lighthouse. Presenters… Continue reading Saturday, October 20, Hudson River Lighthouse Boat Tour offered by the National Lighthouse Museum

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Promoting National Lighthouse Day

The United States Lighthouse Society is a strong supporter of National Lighthouse Day (August 7), an annual commemoration of the anniversary of the federal lighthouse establishment. It is an opportunity to celebrate lighthouses and efforts to preserve both the structures and their history. To this end, we would like to update our Events page to reflect… Continue reading Promoting National Lighthouse Day

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School children visit museum ship for “masked ball”

TIME/DATE:  Tuesday, April 24; Wednesday, April 25; Friday, April 27 from 10 AM to 1 PM PLACE: Lighthouse Tender LILAC, Pier 25, N. Moore and West Streets New York, NY—The Time in Children’s Arts Initiative is bringing underprivileged children to the Lighthouse Tender LILAC this week.  After brief tours of the retired Coast Guard cutter,… Continue reading School children visit museum ship for “masked ball”

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Ponce Inlet Begins 130th Anniversary Celebration

On November 1, 1887, at about dusk, Mosquito Inlet Lighthouse Principal Keeper William R. Rowlinski climbed the 213 steps of the tall, red brick giant to its lantern room. Rowlinski proceeded to light the five-concentric-wick kerosene lamp to inaugurate the first night of service for what is now known as the Ponce DeLeon Inlet Lighthouse.… Continue reading Ponce Inlet Begins 130th Anniversary Celebration

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22nd Annual Victorian Christmas Open House at Heceta Lighthouse B&B

Come one, come all to Heceta Head Lightstation’s Victorian Christmas Open House! Doors will be open to the public from 4-7 pm December 9th & 10th and 16th & 17th. Enjoy the majesty of the beautifully decorated Keeper’s House! Each evening local musicians will perform your holiday favorites while local sponsors provide warm drinks and cookies!… Continue reading 22nd Annual Victorian Christmas Open House at Heceta Lighthouse B&B

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Fall Lighthouse Festival

Due to the popularity of the Lighthouse Festival each June and the positive response to the two previous Fall Lighthouse Festivals, the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is again offering some of its most popular tours Columbus Day weekend. Reservations are now being taken for these fantastic lighthouse adventures that will take place… Continue reading Fall Lighthouse Festival