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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

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Town officials in Cape Vincent (NY) seeks new uses for lighthouse quarters at Tibbetts Point Hostelling International and the Cape Vincent, New York, Town Council have discontinued the hostel service at the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse keepers’ house. The hostel couldn’t attract enough visitors and was losing more than $10,000 a year for several years. The… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Thanksgiving Where the Tempests Rage

Celebrating the Day Under Difficulties in Lonely Lighthouses, Lightships and Life Saving Stations – Houses of Refuge on the Florida Coast By Arthur Budd Edwardsville Intelligencer, November 22, 1922 [The following article is reproduced in its entirety. Although accurate in spirit, some of the details regarding lighthouses may not be precisely accurate. For more on… Continue reading Thanksgiving Where the Tempests Rage

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Maine Preservation gives Spirit of preservation award to Alison Richardson & Molly Siegel for Isle au Haut Lighthouse swim

From Maine Preservation, November 21, 2019: Tackling preservation funding can produce watershed moments; and an innovative approach can be the key to channeling donations. This year, two young fundraisers took the plunge for preservation. Molly Siegel, an Island fellow, and Alison Richardson, who works on the island, came up with a creative idea to shine… Continue reading Maine Preservation gives Spirit of preservation award to Alison Richardson & Molly Siegel for Isle au Haut Lighthouse swim

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Repairs are underway on Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (MD) but help is still needed Thomas Point Shoal lighthouse was built in 1875 off Annapolis, Maryland. In 1999, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. “It is the last surviving screw-pile lighthouse in the world in its original location, still being used for navigational purposes,” said John… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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New nonprofit formed for Heceta Head Light Station, Oregon

An interview with Misty Anderson, General Manager and Events Coordinator for the Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, was featured in episode 28 of the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s podcast, Light Hearted. In that interview, a new nonprofit organization supporting the Heceta Head Light Station was mentioned. We thought we’d share this press release with you that… Continue reading New nonprofit formed for Heceta Head Light Station, Oregon