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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

Event · News · U.S. Coast Guard

Ponce Inlet Celebrates Partnership with Coast Guard

Continuing a long tradition of partnership between the USCG Ponce Inlet Station and the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Boatswains Mate Petty Officer First Class Jessica Guidroz reenlisted near the front steps of the Ponce DeLeon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Ponce Inlet, Florida, at a 10:30 a.m. ceremony on August 24, 2017. The five-year re-enlistment and swearing-in… Continue reading Ponce Inlet Celebrates Partnership with Coast Guard

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Wayne Wheeler To Speak at National Lighthouse Museum

Society President Wayne Wheeler will be presenting “Saving America’s Light Stations: A 30-Year Retrospective” as part of the National Lighthouse Museum‘s 7th Annual National Lighthouse & Lightship Recognition Weekend, Staten Island, NY,  August 4-6, 2017. Wayne’s talk will be on Saturday, August 5th. Other events include: Friday, August 4 ~ Light Keeper’s Gala. A champagne Museum Reception… Continue reading Wayne Wheeler To Speak at National Lighthouse Museum

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Celebrating National Lighthouse Day

August 7 is designated as National Lighthouse Day to provide recognition for the important role which lighthouses played in the history of our country, and celebrate the values of safety, heroism, and American ingenuity that lighthouses represent. It is a day for communities and citizens groups around the country to rededicate themselves to the protection and restoration… Continue reading Celebrating National Lighthouse Day

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Sanibel’s Lighthouse and Cottages Dressed for Independence Day

As a symbol of our community’s patriotism, the City of Sanibel Public Works staff placed red, white and blue bunting upon the Lighthouse and both Caretaker’s Cottages. For the first time in 132 years, the Sanibel Lighthouse has been decorated with Independence Day patriotic bunting. The Sanibel Island Lighthouse was built in 1884 and was… Continue reading Sanibel’s Lighthouse and Cottages Dressed for Independence Day

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Hooper Strait Marks 50 Years at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Fifty years ago today, on May 20, 1967, the Hooper Strait Lighthouse opened to the public at its new home on the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, Maryland. The preceding November, it had been removed in two pieces from its original screwpile foundation, lifted onto a barge, and towed up… Continue reading Hooper Strait Marks 50 Years at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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Restoration of Amagansett Life-Saving Station Now Complete

The Amagansett Life-Saving Station will be open to the public for the first time on May 20, 2017, for a Re-Commissioning Ceremony hosted by the Amangansett U.S. Life-Saving and U.S. Coast Guard Society (ALSCGS). The Station will be opening as a museum this summer. This Quonchontaug-type station was built in East Hampton, New York, in 1902.… Continue reading Restoration of Amagansett Life-Saving Station Now Complete

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Lighthouse Gala & Symposium Weekend – May 6 & 7, 2017

Lighthouse Symposium – May 6, 1pm to 5pm: On Saturday afternoon, enjoy fascinating presentations and a special Keeper’s Q&A during our symposium event, Lighthouse Keeping: Past, Present & Future being held at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust (57 Gravelly Brook Road, Kennebunkport) from 1 to 5pm! Presenters include… Former Keeper and author, Ernie DeRaps, who will… Continue reading Lighthouse Gala & Symposium Weekend – May 6 & 7, 2017