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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 14, 2020

Saving the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse, Louisiana Madisonville, in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, is bordered on the east by the Tchefuncte River, which runs south to Lake Ponchartrain. The town owns the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse, which is managed by the Ponchartrain Basin Maritime Museum. Erosion has removed much land from the area around the mouth of… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 14, 2020

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Heceta Head lens restoration team, April 2001

Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He… Continue reading Heceta Head lens restoration team, April 2001

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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 7, 2020

Admiralty Head Lighthouse (WA) closed for restoration work Scaffolding temporarily surrounds the Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park, on Whidbey Island near Coupeville, Washington. The lighthouse will be closed to visitors for a few months for a major renovation project on the 1903 structure, which will include masonry work, metal work, window restoration,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 7, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 31, 2020

Beavertail Lighthouse (RI) perimeter road to close permanently The closing to vehicles of the perimeter road by the lighthouse at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, Rhode Island, goes into effect on Monday. Rhode Island state environmental leaders say they’re making the change because of the rising sea level, and they need to plan for the… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 31, 2020

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Progress with Tender Lilac in New York City

Lighthouse tenders were specifically designed to maintain, support, or tend to lighthouses or lightships by providing supplies, fuel, mail, and transportation. The first American lighthouse tender was the 1831 revenue cutter Rushnourder, which was converted into use as a tender in 1840. The first steam-powered tender was the Shubrick, completed in 1857 and put into… Continue reading Progress with Tender Lilac in New York City

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Lighthouse News of the Week – January 24, 2020

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse celebrating its 190th birthday this year as oldest operating light in Michigan Michigan’s Fort Gratiot Light Station  is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. with no charge. The Port Huron Museum offers tours of the buildings, including a climb up the light tower from May to December. The site includes… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – January 24, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 17, 2020

Research uncovers story of Isaac and Dora Peckham at St. Simons Light Station (GA) Isaac and Dora Peckham, married in 1877, lived at Georgia’s St. Simons Light Station from 1883 to 1893. Isaac was principal keeper and Dora was the assistant keeper. They earned a reputation as the best light-keeping duo in the sixth district.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 17, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 10, 2020

City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, wants custody of Tongue Point Lighthouse on harbor Tongue Point Lighthouse, a 31-foot cast-iron tower built in 1894 at the entrance to Bridgeport Harbor, is a monument to the city’s maritime history. In July, the lighthouse became available to a suitable new steward under the guidelines of the National Historic Lighthouse… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 10, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 3, 2020

High water levels on Lake Michigan impacting Big Sable Point Lighthouse (MI) High water levels along Lake Michigan continue to impact beachfront property, and water has seeped into the basement of Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington. Peter Manting, director of the Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association, says a sump pump has been installed for… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – Jan. 3, 2020

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Mission Point Lighthouse to host 2020 Michigan Lighthouse Festival in August The Michigan Lighthouse Festival is a traveling event, taking place at a different lighthouse each year. Mission Point Lighthouse will be the guest of honor as it hosts the 2020 Michigan Lighthouse Festival, August 7-8. That date also coincides with National Lighthouse Day, Aug.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week