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U.S. Lighthouse Society 35th Anniversary Cruise of Long Island, NY – Sept. 28, 2019, at 4 p.m.

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.

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PORTLAND (Maine) – CASCO BAY LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE for Friends of Flying Santa

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

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San Francisco Bay Cruise – September 21, 2019

Join the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s 35th Anniversary Celebration Lighthouse Cruise of San Francisco Bay! Climb aboard the yacht Voyager and be swept away on a wonderful photographic journey of important San Francisco Bay lighthouses. As the powerful currents funnel your ship through the Golden Gate and back again, the unparalleled beauty of the bay is… Continue reading San Francisco Bay Cruise – September 21, 2019

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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”