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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

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 3, 2021

Fond du Lac Lighthouse (WI) closed after structural damage found Fond du Lac’s landmark attraction is out of commission for a while. The Lakeside Park Lighthouse and observation deck are temporarily closed to the public after regular maintenance revealed water damage to wood, the city announced Tuesday. Assessments are ongoing and the department continues work in… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 3, 2021

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Lighthouse News of the Week- August 27, 2021

Newport’s Iconic Castle Hill Lighthouse (RI) gets an overdue makeover As the setting for countless proposals, wedding shoots and tourist photos, the Castle Hill Light has long been a proud symbol of Newport, Rhode Island. In March, the Castle Hill Inn signed a five-year agreement to maintain the lighthouse. A painting crew washed the 1890… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week- August 27, 2021

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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Commemorative Stamp Celebration

by Henry Gonzalez On Saturday, August 7th – the 232nd anniversary of the establishment of our fledgling nation’s lighthouse service – a local event and ceremony was held in Annapolis, Maryland, to celebrate the inclusion of our very own Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (TPSL) in the set of Mid-Atlantic lighthouse commemorative stamps. The Society was… Continue reading Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Commemorative Stamp Celebration

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Historic marker at Captain Burke’s store near Nubble Light

James Burke, a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, began his career as a lighthouse keeper at remote Boon Island off the southern Maine coast. After a few years as an assistant keeper at Boon Island (1886 to 1890), Burke became the principal keeper at Burnt Island Light Station in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Four years later… Continue reading Historic marker at Captain Burke’s store near Nubble Light

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Lighthouse News of the Week – August 20, 2021

Burnt Island (ME) celebrates lighthouse’s 200th birthday Elaine Jones carefully, and briefly, removed the red cloth, revealing a bronze plaque attached to the wall of the Burnt Island lighthouse. It celebrates the bicentennial of the lighthouse tower, and the distinction it now holds. Jones is the unofficial lightkeeper of Burnt Island, a job she inherited when… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – August 20, 2021