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Lighthouse News of the Week – June 18, 2021

Wanted: Buyer for Penfield Reef Lighthouse, Connecticut The U.S. General Services Administration is again trying to auction off the Penfield Reef Lighthouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 51-foot-tall, octagonal structure and two-story, 1,568-square-foot keeper’s quarters mark the submerged reef that extends southeast from Fairfield Beach into Long… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – June 18, 2021

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Lighthouse News of the Week – June 11, 2021

Former Split Rock Lighthouse (MN) manager Lee Radzak releases new book on his career Lee Radzak began working as the resident historic site manager at Split Rock Lighthouse in 1982. He worked there for more than 30 years, and is sharing the stories of his experience. The View from Split Rock Lighthouse: A Lighthouse Keeper’s… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – June 11, 2021

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Lighthouse News of the Week – June 4, 2021

You can purchase the 19th-century Portage River (Jacobsville) Lighthouse on Lake Superior (MI) Originally built in 1869 and renovated in 1963, this lighthouse on one of the Great Lakes is any Michigander’s dream come true. This is only the second time that the historic Jacobsville Lighthouse has been made available for purchase to the public.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – June 4, 2021

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Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, Virginia, reopens to the public

Virginia Beach, VA (May 7, 2021) – The icon of the City of Virginia Beach and a major tourism destination, Old Cape Henry Lighthouse reopened to the public on Friday, May 7. Built in 1792 and owned by Preservation Virginia since 1930, Old Cape Henry Lighthouse had been closed to the general public since December… Continue reading Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, Virginia, reopens to the public

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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 21, 2021

Should North Carolina’s Ocracoke Lighthouse be moved? The future of Ocracoke Lighthouse is in peril due to rising tides and damage done to the structure during the annual storm season. The lighthouse opened in 1823 to help guide ships through the tricky waters of the Ocracoke Inlet off the coast of North Carolina. The entire Ocracoke… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 21, 2021

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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 14, 2021

Two iconic Rhode Island Lighthouses available to new owners They are landmarks: Beavertail Lighthouse and Watch Hill Lighthouse in Rhode Island. Now the U.S. Coast Guard is transferring their ownership. First dibs go to the nonprofits or state and local governments that have been running them for decades. But any qualified applicant can make a… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 14, 2021

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Watch Hill Lighthouse, Rhode Island, to be transferred under the NHLPA

Watch Hill Lighthouse in Westerly, Rhode Island, will be conveyed under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 (NHLPA). The NHLPA provides for disposal of historic lighthouses to eligible entities, which includes non-profit corporations. This light station is being made available at no cost to eligible entities defined as federal agencies, state and local… Continue reading Watch Hill Lighthouse, Rhode Island, to be transferred under the NHLPA

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Beavertail Lighthouse, Rhode Island, to be transferred under the NHLPA

Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown, Rhode Island, will be conveyed under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 (NHLPA). The NHLPA provides for disposal of historic lighthouses to eligible entities, which includes non-profit corporations. This light station is being made available at no cost to eligible entities defined as federal agencies, state and local agencies,… Continue reading Beavertail Lighthouse, Rhode Island, to be transferred under the NHLPA

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Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light, Ohio, to be transferred under the NHLPA

Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light in Ohio will be conveyed under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 (NHLPA). The NHLPA provides for disposal of historic lighthouses to eligible entities, which includes non-profit corporations. This light station is being made available at no cost to eligible entities defined as federal agencies, state and local… Continue reading Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light, Ohio, to be transferred under the NHLPA