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Heceta Head lens restoration team, April 2001

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 Heceta Head lens restoration team, April 2001

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Keeping the Flame Alight With the Last of the Lampists

In case you haven’t seen it, here is a link to a video about lighthouse lampist Jim Woodward, filmed at Point Reyes Light Station in California: http://greatbig.is/2qfQoSX Created by GreatBigStory.com   Candace CliffordCandace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018.  She worked for 30 years with lighthouse history. … Continue reading Keeping the Flame Alight With the Last of the Lampists

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Restoration of Point Reyes Lighthouse Lens

On April 18th I had the pleasure of visiting the Point Reyes Light Station in Point Reyes National Seashore located on the Pacific Coast 35 miles north of San Francisco. This special tour was part of the annual Council of American Maritime Museums conference hosted by the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. One of the… Continue reading Restoration of Point Reyes Lighthouse Lens

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Destruction Island Lighthouse

Carl Gowler was stationed on Destruction Island Light Station in 1967-1968 and visited the island as a guest as part of the crew securing the station in 2004. He shared these photos taken during that visit stating, “What I find interesting is a majority of lighthouse photos are of pristine lighthouses freshly painted and spruced up by hard… Continue reading Destruction Island Lighthouse