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Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 17, 2020

Research uncovers story of Isaac and Dora Peckham at St. Simons Light Station (GA) Isaac and Dora Peckham, married in 1877, lived at Georgia’s St. Simons Light Station from 1883 to 1893. Isaac was principal keeper and Dora was the assistant keeper. They earned a reputation as the best light-keeping duo in the sixth district.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 17, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 10, 2020

City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, wants custody of Tongue Point Lighthouse on harbor Tongue Point Lighthouse, a 31-foot cast-iron tower built in 1894 at the entrance to Bridgeport Harbor, is a monument to the city’s maritime history. In July, the lighthouse became available to a suitable new steward under the guidelines of the National Historic Lighthouse… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 10, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 3, 2020

High water levels on Lake Michigan impacting Big Sable Point Lighthouse (MI) High water levels along Lake Michigan continue to impact beachfront property, and water has seeped into the basement of Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington. Peter Manting, director of the Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association, says a sump pump has been installed for… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 3, 2020

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Mission Point Lighthouse to host 2020 Michigan Lighthouse Festival in August The Michigan Lighthouse Festival is a traveling event, taking place at a different lighthouse each year. Mission Point Lighthouse will be the guest of honor as it hosts the 2020 Michigan Lighthouse Festival, August 7-8. That date also coincides with National Lighthouse Day, Aug.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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A Lightship Christmas

We thought you might enjoy these videos this holiday season! British Movietone News – A Christmas tree goes to sea (year unknown) Together with suitable Christmas fare, it’s put aboard a small fishing boat at Eastbourne for a seven mile trip to the lightship “Royal Sovereign.” Lonely Lightship’s Christmas – BFI National Archive (1922) Father… Continue reading A Lightship Christmas

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Huron Harbor Lighthouse (OH) to be illuminated After speaking with U.S. Coast Guard personnel for almost three years, city officials in Huron, Ohio, have received permission to cosmetically illuminate the North Main Pier’s lighthouse on a permanent basis. The unveiling takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, which caps off the annual Winter Fest event. Officials… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Donations to Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society in the Bahamas

The most recent episode of the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s podcast “Light Hearted” features Annie Potts of the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society in the Bahamas. The buildings at the light station in Hope Town, like the surrounding community, were devastated by Hurricane Dorian in early September. In the podcast we told you the best ways to… Continue reading Donations to Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society in the Bahamas