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First public tours of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Rhode Island

Looking for a unique adventure this summer? Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, is hosting scheduled tours to the historic island light station all summer long. This summer season will be the first opportunity for the public to visit the local landmark which has been fully restored inside and… Continue reading First public tours of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Rhode Island

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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 13, 2022

A spring refresh: St. Augustine Lighthouse (FL) undergoing $880K renovation over the next 2 weeks St. Augustine Lighthouse is getting a fresh coat of paint this spring. The project, which includes painting the interior and exterior of the tower and work on the building’s metal stairs and railings, should be finished in about two weeks.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 13, 2022

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Jeanne Gross retiring as director of the Museum at Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine

By Stephen T. Lyons As the director and unofficial “keeper” of the Museum at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Jeanne Gross has served in one of the most important and picturesque job sites in the country. The lighthouse, museum, and gift shop, hugging a rocky stretch of coastline, attract lighthouse enthusiast and lovers… Continue reading Jeanne Gross retiring as director of the Museum at Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 29, 2022

Rising sea levels, climate change putting beloved New England lighthouses at risk Lighthouses are beloved beacons of New England’s rugged coast built to protect vessels approaching our rocky shoreline. But historic lighthouses now are in danger as sea levels rise steadily — a result of our changing climate. Click here to read more *  * … Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 29, 2022

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 22, 2022

Historic, century-old cottages hit the market on North Carolina island The lighthouse keepers’ cottages at Captain Charlie’s Station are for sale on Bald Head Island, NC. The three historic homes, named after lightkeeper Capt. Charlie Swan, were built in 1903. Click here for a video about the properties Read more here *  *  * Events… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 22, 2022

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Lighthouses Collector’s set available from the USPS

Discover the fascinating history and modern-day mystery behind the lighthouses featured in the popular U.S. Postal Service stamp series. This beautiful, 48-page book highlights compelling details about each of the 35 lighthouses, with space to mount the stamps as you collect them. The set includes a pane of 20 Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Forever® stamps Issued in… Continue reading Lighthouses Collector’s set available from the USPS

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Remembrance at the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse

On April 15, a 110th anniversary remembrance of the Titanic disaster was held at the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse in New York City’s Seaport District. Adrian Saker, founder of the Friends of Titanic Lighthouse, related the history of the lighthouse, and described the restoration goals. Descendant advocate Angelica Harris then related the story of Alberto and Sebastiano Peracchio,… Continue reading Remembrance at the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse

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Lighthouse News of the Week, April 15, 2022

Barnegat Lighthouse (NJ) closed for facelift Now Barnegat Lighthouse is one of the most photographed sites in New Jersey for another reason – the encircling scaffolding that is climbing its way up the structure. This will be another grounded summer for lighthouse lovers who seek to scale the 217 spiral steps inside. The state’s $1.3… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week, April 15, 2022

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 8, 2022

Rockland, Maine, seeks congressional earmark for lighthouse Rockland City Council voted Monday evening, April 4, to seek congressionally-approved money that would make improvements to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. The Council approved applying for congressional directed spending of $125,000 to make improvements to the lighthouse. The city would need to match that dollar for dollar for… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 8, 2022