A fun look at the past and present of the Flying Santa tradition, which was started in 1929 by Maine pilot Bill Wincapaw as a way of showing gratitude to lighthouse keepers and their families. Hosted by lighthouse author and historian Jeremy D’Entremont, this event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Flying Santa and the… Continue reading Friends of Flying Santa Virtual Gala on Saturday, November 21, at 7 p.m.
A presentation by Jeremy D’Entremont on Saturday October 31, 4:00 PM Eastern Time; 1:00 PM Pacific TimeLighthouses are picturesque icons that remind us of our rich maritime history, but they also have a dark side. Lighthouses and ghost stories often seem to go hand in hand, as confirmed by the many horror stories and movies… Continue reading Celebrate Halloween by Exploring New England’s Haunted Lighthouses!
Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He… Continue reading Nantucket Sound lighthouses – Zoom presentation on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m.
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
Bar Harbor Whale Watch’s all-day “Grand Slam” lighthouse cruises every July cruises close to 17 -18 lighthouses on the northern Maine coast and in New Brunswick, Canada. The 2020 cruise didn’t happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, this “virtual cruise” with lighthouse historian Jeremy D’Entremont, photographer Mike Leonard, and Julie Taylor of Bar Harbor… Continue reading Grand Slam Lighthouse “Virtual Cruise”
Fresh from the announcement that starting in mid-May the documentary KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT will be distributed through American Public Television to public television stations nationwide, Film-Truth Productions has announced that the extended cut theatrical version is now available to rent online. ABOUT THE FILM: Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community… Continue reading Online Launch Celebration for “Keepers of the Light” film on May 7 at 8 p.m.
Join our friends at Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon,in celebrating its 126th anniversary! If you are in the area make sure to check this free family friendly event. Keepers of Heceta Head Lightstation Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the… Continue reading Heceta Head anniversary celebration on March 30
Please plan to visit the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum for the Holiday Open House on December 8, 2019, from 1 to 4 pm. Tour the Museum and visit the gift shop for a wide variety of lighthouse-related shirts, hats, jewelry, books, postcards, and toys, plus handmade items by local artisans. The Gift Shop will be open… Continue reading Holiday Open House at Beavertail Lighthouse, RI
The Long Island Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society presents the return of the Beacons of the Night sunset/moonlight lighthouse cruise. Lighthouses seen will include Long Beach Bar, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull Island, and Race Rock. Narration will be by chapter president and author of Long Island’s Lighthouses, Past and Present, Robert G.… Continue reading U.S. Lighthouse Society 35th Anniversary Cruise of Long Island, NY – Sept. 28, 2019, at 4 p.m.
Friends of Flying Santa, Inc., was formed in 1997 to help ensure the future of the annual Christmas flights to New England’s U.S. Coast Guard units and lighthouses. The aerial visits of Flying Santa to lighthouses and lifesaving stations have been a New England tradition since 1929. On Saturday, September 28, 2019, there will be… Continue reading PORTLAND (Maine) – CASCO BAY LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE for Friends of Flying Santa