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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 18, 2020

Design Phase Underway for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (NC) Restoration Project The upcoming renovation of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will address a myriad of repairs and upgrades, which range from the marble floors in the entryway, to the light at the top of the 198-foot tall structure. Once the design phase is complete and a contractor has… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 18, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 11, 2020

Huron Island Lighthouse (MI) attracts attention from Congressman Jack Bergman The Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association works to the buildings on one of the islands that makes up the Huron National Wildlife Refuge. This week, U.S. Representative Jack Bergman visited the island to see the buildings and to talk about possible ways of securing more… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 11, 2020

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Admiralty Head Lighthouse restoration

Admiralty Head Lighthouse is located in Fort Casey Historical State Park (west of Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington), which in turn is located within the 17,000 acres of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, established in 1978.  In January 2020 a major restoration of both the outside and the inside of the lighthouse began; the historic building… Continue reading Admiralty Head Lighthouse restoration

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Lighthouse News of the Week – September 4, 2020

Round Island Lighthouse (MI) threatened by high water Michigan’s Round Island Lighthouse stands on an uninhabited island in the Straits of Mackinac, where this summer’s historically high water levels of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron converge. Without more protective riprap to keep the waves at bay, members of the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society are… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – September 4, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – August 28, 2020

The Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington, CT, is ready to reopen The Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington, Connecticut, has undergone a 1.3 million dollar update and will reopen to the public on August 28. The Lighthouse, which was built in 1840, was the first lighthouse in the country to be converted into a museum. The… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – August 28, 2020

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New book on Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse coming in October 2020

Maryland’s Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is the last surviving screw-pile lighthouse in Chesapeake Bay, and it’s one of the few lighthouses in the United States to be designated a National Historic Landmark. A new book about this iconic lighthouse by Dave Gendell is coming in October. Watch this video to learn more. Wickie from NHJeremy… Continue reading New book on Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse coming in October 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – August 21, 2020

Outer Banks Conservationists seek help for Currituck Beach Lighthouse (NC) Work at North Carolina’s Currituck Beach Lighthouse has been delayed by the current pandemic. Crucial cast-iron components are in need of repair. But repairs stopped in March and a revenue shortage is making it harder to cover the costs. The Outer Banks Conservationists, the organization… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – August 21, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – August 14, 2020

Repairs to Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (MD) nearly complete Efforts to raise enough money to stop the 145-year-old Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse from falling into Chesapeake Bay were a big success, and almost all the repair work is done. It is the last surviving screw-pile lighthouse that is still in its original location. All metal… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – August 14, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – August 7, 2020

Thomas Point Shoal (MD) repairs almost complete Efforts to raise enough money to stop a 145-year-old lighthouse from falling into Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay were a big success, and almost all the repair work is done. All metal beams were replaced, along with all but one tie rod. Most of the work was finished in mid-June,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – August 7, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – July 31, 2020

Group of teens, young adults break into Cape Lookout Lighthouse (NC) The National Park Service has issued citations and fines again five people who broke into the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on Sunday night. Citations and fines were issued to those who went inside the lighthouse. From news reports, it appears that no damage was done… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 31, 2020