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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 15, 2021

2021 New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge this weekend The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is an annual event that takes place the third weekend of October each year.  The challenge is to visit ten land-based lighthouses, three lifesaving stations, one museum, one virtual site, and the Lighthouse Society of New Jersey site over the two-day weekend.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 15, 2021

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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 1, 2021

Nubble Lighthouse (ME) restoration nears completion Restoration specialist Jim Leslie has worked on over 21 lighthouses, including sites up and down the Maine coast, such as Whaleback, Boon Island and Monhegan Island. But none of those other projects has been as fulfilling, he said, as working on his hometown beacon: Nubble Lighthouse. The J.B. Leslie Company has completed the fourth phase of… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 1, 2021

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Lighthouse art show in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Seacoast artist Debbie Mueller will be presenting an “All Lighthouse” show of her original oil paintings at the Kennedy Gallery from November 5-November 30, 2021.  The show is titled Beacon in recognition of the function of our lighthouses, and how they also metaphorically represent guidance, illumination, clarity, and protection. Mueller is an award-winning… Continue reading Lighthouse art show in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 24, 2021

London’s only lighthouse will beam once more London’s only lighthouse — at Trinity Buoy Wharf near Canning Town — will emit a beam, for the first time since it closed for duty in the late 19th century. Sonic Ray is an installation by Artangel that will project a beam from the lighthouse, across the river… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 24, 2021

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 17, 2021

Group is working to illuminate future of historic Nottawasaga Lighthouse (Ontario, Canada) A lonely sentinel of a bygone era signals the rough shores of Georgian Bay. On a desolate island inhabited only by butterflies, cormorants and the odd dead seagull, the Nottawasaga Lighthouse stands tall against the wind, water and weather that mercilessly batter the… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 17, 2021

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USLHS 2021 Holiday Ornament features Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, New Hampshire

This year’s ornament features the Portsmouth Harbor Light Station in New Castle, New Hampshire. The image of the lighthouse came from a painting specially created by Mark Kuehn. The 48-foot cast-iron lighthouse—built in 1878—is maintained today by Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. This lighthouse continues to guide maritime… Continue reading USLHS 2021 Holiday Ornament features Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, New Hampshire

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Jim Pope (1938-2021), former keeper of Whaleback Lighthouse in Maine

Jim Pope of Eliot, Maine, passed away on September 8 after a brief illness. Jim was one of the last Coast Guard light keepers at Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery, Maine, from 1960 to 1962. In recent years he gave several talks at events for Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, the chapter of the American Lighthouse… Continue reading Jim Pope (1938-2021), former keeper of Whaleback Lighthouse in Maine

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 10, 2021

Historic Alligator Reef Lighthouse in the Florida Keys transferred to new owners with plans for preservation After a two-year application process, the fate of a 148-year-old Florida Keys lighthouse is now in the hands of a non-profit community organization with plans for a massive preservation project. This week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 10, 2021