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Lighthouse News of the Week – November 27, 2020

Sheringham Lighthouse (BC) restoration nears completion The Sheringham Point Lighthouse in British Columbia, Canada, was declared surplus in 2010 and received heritage status in 2015, a designation that opened the path to being turned over to the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society. Since that time, the preservation society has repaired the concrete, painted the entire… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 27, 2020

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Pacetti Hotel, with connections to Florida lighthouse history, on the National Register of Historic Places

The historic Ponce Inlet Florida’s Pacetti Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 23, 2020 by the National Park Service.  The two story-hotel was an 1885 addition onto the family home of Bartola and Martha Jane Pacetti, long-time, local property owners on the north side of the inlet, who had… Continue reading Pacetti Hotel, with connections to Florida lighthouse history, on the National Register of Historic Places

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Lighthouse News of the Week – November 20, 2020

Virtual Celebration Planned for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s 150th Anniversary (NC) On December 16, 2020, Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina, in partnership with the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Outer Banks Forever, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s first lighting. The special event will begin around 4:50 p.m. with a livestream… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 20, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – November 13, 2020

Mission Point Lighthouse (MI) Given $10,000 for Restoration Project Michigan’s Mission Point Lighthouse has gotten a little help from the Old Mission Historical Society for their restoration project. The historical society presented a $10,000 check to the lighthouse staff to help with restoration of the shutters. The lighthouse manager says the shutters were the final… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 13, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – November 6, 2020

Piedras Blancas Lighthouse (CA) is getting a new caretaker Responsibility for the circa-1875 first-order Fresnel lens from the Piedras Blancas Light Station will shift in March 2021 from the Cambria Lions Club back to the U.S. Coast Guard. But it’s unclear what that will mean for the future display of the lens and whether it… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – November 6, 2020

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Sand Key (FL) Lighthouse auction set to close on 11/17

The soft deadline for the GSA’s auction of Florida’s Sand Key Lighthouse has been set. It will be November 17, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation wants to buy and preserve it. They are asking for donations for the final push.  The best place to donate online is PayPal on… Continue reading Sand Key (FL) Lighthouse auction set to close on 11/17

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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 30, 2020

Emergency crews help two people stranded at Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse (MA) after their boat drifted Emergency crews assisted two people who became stranded at a lighthouse in Buzzards Bay after their boat drifted on Thursday. Buzzards Bay Marine Task Force and additional agencies responded to the Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse around 7:40 p.m., where they removed… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 30, 2020

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The Rockland Breakwater and its lighthouse as you’ve never seen it – New book by Bob Trapani, Jr.

“Maine’s Rockland Breakwater in all of its 4,364 feet of granite glory is a spectacular sight and experience for first-time visitors. But, like all landmarks frequently visited, it can fade into the background of everyday life, until a photography book comes along to remind you just how majestic it is—and always has been.” Click here… Continue reading The Rockland Breakwater and its lighthouse as you’ve never seen it – New book by Bob Trapani, Jr.

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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 23, 2020

WWII-era bomb washes up near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, NC Unexploded ordnance that washed up Thursday morning on the beach near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach Access parking area was detonated on Friday. Described as a 100-pound aerial bomb from around the time of World War II, officials say it has been buried deep inside… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 23, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 16, 2020

Hudson River Lighthouse and Fall Foliage Boat Tours (New York) Explore the historic lighthouses and stunning landscapes of the Hudson River on a scenic boat ride! Aboard the Solaris, you can discover wildlife, dive into the industrial history of Rondout Creek, hear spooky legends of the river on a candle-lit tour, or simply enjoy a… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 16, 2020