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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 22, 2020

Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum (FL) reopens for tours on May 30 The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum will be welcoming visitors once again beginning Saturday, May 30, after being closed since March 16. Although most lighthouses in the U.S. remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jupiter Lighthouse will join Florida’s St. Augustine Lighthouse as… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 22, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 15, 2020

Boston Light available to new steward through the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration, has initiated the process to transfer stewardship of Light Station Boston, commonly known as Boston Light, under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA). The National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 15, 2020

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Online Launch Celebration for “Keepers of the Light” film on May 7 at 8 p.m.

Fresh from the announcement that starting in mid-May the documentary KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT will be distributed through American Public Television to public television stations nationwide, Film-Truth Productions has announced that the extended cut theatrical version is now available to rent online. ABOUT THE FILM: Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community… Continue reading Online Launch Celebration for “Keepers of the Light” film on May 7 at 8 p.m.

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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 1, 2020

Nantucket Lightship (WLV-612) is for sale in Boston The revamped, privately owned Nantucket Lightship (WLV-612) is being offered for sale by the owner, Bill Golden, for $4,950,000. That’s a slightly reduced price from last year. Golden spent two years transforming the ship into a luxury home with a large kitchen, den, dining room, five bedrooms,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 1, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 24, 2020

Major Restoration for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (NC) Initial plans are being made to begin a major repair project that will give the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks in North Carolina a well-deserved restoration. The lighthouse has suffered regular exposure to salt air, high winds, intense sunlight, and wear and tear from a 2,900… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 24, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 17, 2020

Some advice about isolation and social distancing from a lighthouse keeper in British Columbia, Canada Justine Etzkorn is keeper of the Carmanah Point Lighthouse on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The lighthouse is nearly 20 miles from the nearest town, and is not reachable by road. “I don’t really feel like physical isolation is… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 17, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 10, 2020

Alaska Lighthouse Run moving forward, following guidelines for social distancing A fundraising run for Alaska’s oldest original lighthouse will use technology to allow participants to raise money while social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. The Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association, which organized the fundraiser for the historic landmark near Haines, said participants can run a… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 10, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 3, 2020

A beacon of hope shines bright from historic Mukilteo Lighthouse Here’s a positive story we can all use. “A lighthouse is a perfect metaphor of hope,” writes Gabriel Campanario. “It keeps sparkling, casting a beam of light through the dark so we can feel safe moving forward.” Gabriel recently visited Washington’s Mukilteo Lighthouse, standing outside… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 3, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – March 27, 2020

New Point Loma (CA) Lighthouse restored, VLB-44 optic optic installed San Diego’s Old Point Loma Lighthouse, established in 1855, is a major tourist attraction in the Cabrillo National Monument. Because it was often obscured by low clouds, it was replaced by a cast-iron skeletal tower on lower ground in 1891. The ironwork for the new… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – March 27, 2020