New London, CT– New London Maritime Society will dedicate 2022 to the preservation of New London Harbor, Race Rock, and New London Ledge Lighthouses — the three historic beacons leading from the Atlantic into New London Harbor. “These historic structures — all active active aids to navigation — add so much authentic character to our waterfront,”… Continue reading New London Maritime Society (CT) Dedicating 2022 to Lighthouse Preservation
New Hampshire Seacoast artist Debbie Mueller will be presenting an “All Lighthouse” show of her original oil paintings at the Kennedy Gallery from November 5-November 30, 2021. The show is titled Beacon in recognition of the function of our lighthouses, and how they also metaphorically represent guidance, illumination, clarity, and protection. Mueller is an award-winning… Continue reading Lighthouse art show in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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
The Annual Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is coming up on October 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a peninsula-wide festival that includes a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy: tours of Marblehead Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, live entertainment, pie contest/auction, arts and crafts vendors, farmer’s market, historic walking tours, children’s crafts, hayrides,… Continue reading Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival (OH) on October 9
Fortunately for lighthouse aficionados, there are a variety ofopportunities to stay overnight at lighthouses around the U.S., inCanada, and in countries around the world. The nature of theaccommodations can vary widely, from bed and breakfast inns to hostelsto volunteer “keeper” situations. In this program we’ll meet ownersand managers of these properties from around the world. There… Continue reading “Stay at a Lighthouse” Virtual program Saturday, May 15, 2021, 4 p.m. (Eastern)
The Mariners’ Museum and Park, home to the United States Lighthouse Society’s Wayne Wheeler Library, is pleased to present author Shona Riddell’s lecture, “Guiding Lights: The Extraordinary Lives of Lighthouse Women.” Shona will take you on a fascinating journey to some of the world’s most remote lighthouses, as well as to some not so far… Continue reading “Guiding Lights: The Extraordinary Lives of Lighthouse Women” – presentation by Shona Riddell on April 8
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