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Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Association Acquires the historic Ponce Inlet Pacetti Hotel property The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it is under contract to purchase the Ponce Inlet, Florida, property known as the Pacetti House and Hotel, located across the street from the National Historic Landmark Ponce Inlet… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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2019 Mid-coast Maine 19-Lighthouse Photography Tour from Bar Harbor, Maine – Saturday, August 24, 2019

Guided by Lighthouse Historians/Authors: Jeremy D’Entremont and Bob Trapani. With photography expert: Michael Leonard, Portland Camera Club. Join Bar Harbor Whale Watch for a remarkable 19-lighthouse Photography Tour! Visit Egg Rock, Baker, Great Duck, Bear Island, Blue Hill Bay, Bass Harbor, Burnt Coat, Isle Au Haut, Saddleback Ledge, Heron Neck, Two Bush, Whitehead, Owls Head,… Continue reading 2019 Mid-coast Maine 19-Lighthouse Photography Tour from Bar Harbor, Maine – Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Ever wonder how the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is painted? The National Park Service paints the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse every 5-7 years to keep it looking pristine and historically authentic; utilizing roughly 450 gallons of paint for multiple coats. Contracted workers suspend from the balcony and paint down the lighthouse, alternating between black and white paint… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Saugerties Lighthouse Sesquicentennial: Keep That Lamp Trimmed ‘n Burning

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will present its annual outdoor performance spectacle, The Esopus Creek Puppet Suite, in Saugerties on August 16th, 17th and 18th. This year’s show, “Keep That Lamp Trimmed ‘n Burning,” is inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Saugerties Lighthouse. The story is set in 1869, with the nation still deeply wounded from the Civil War, and the… Continue reading Saugerties Lighthouse Sesquicentennial: Keep That Lamp Trimmed ‘n Burning

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GSA auctions of three Great Lakes lighthouses underway Online public auctions of three Great Lakes lighthouses have begun under the guidelines of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act. The lighthouses are Lake Huron’s Poe Reef Lighthouse, six miles east of Cheboygan, Michigan; Ontonagon Breakwater Lighthouse, Michigan, at the entrance of the channel leading to the… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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England’s Orfordness Lighthouse could fall victom to erosion Orfordness Lighthouse on Orford Ness, in Suffolk, England, was decommissioned in 2013 because of the encroaching sea. The 98-foot-tall brick tower was completed in 1792. After decommissioning, the lighthouse was purchased by the Orfordness Lighthouse Trust. Under the Trust’s stewardship, volunteers have placed gravel-filled bags to help… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week