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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 1, 2022

Cape Lookout National Seashore (NC) to host ‘dark sky’ astronomy event Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Crystal Coast Stargazers invite travelers and astronomy aficionados to celebrate International Dark Sky Week in North Carolina’s newest International Dark Sky Park with two evenings of public stargazing on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, beginning at 8 p.m. … Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 1, 2022

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Lighthouse News of the Week – March 25, 2022

Presque Isle Lighthouse (PA) is getting a facelift The interior of the Presque Isle Lighthouse is getting a $70,000 facelift. Not since it was built in 1872 has the Presque Isle Lighthouse undergone extensive interior restoration. Previous restoration efforts have focused on the exterior of the lighthouse and its grounds. Now, Executive Director Emily Butler… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – March 25, 2022

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Lighthouse News of the Week – March 18, 2022

Restoration work continues at historic Rock of Ages Lighthouse (MI) When the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society was formed in 2008, the historic Rock of Ages Lighthouse at Isle Royale had fallen into disrepair. The society has made great strides in restoration since the work on the grounds began in 2016. With spring approaching,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – March 18, 2022

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Lighthouse News of the Week – March 11, 2022

Michigan lighthouses get grants for preservation efforts Two historic Michigan lighthouses are receiving funds to focus on long-term preservation efforts to keep lights shining bright on Lake Michigan. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced the recipients of the $100,000 Lighthouse Assistance Program grants from the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office in a press release on… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – March 11, 2022

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Lighthouse News of the Week – March 4, 2022

Historic lighthouses in the Florida Keys being sold at auction A trio of 19th-Century cast-iron structures in the Florida Keys, each with a keeper’s quarters, are being sold by the U.S. General Services Administration. The catch: They’re at least six miles offshore. Bidding began at $15,000 on Feb. 22 and increments were set at $2,500. The… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – March 4, 2022

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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 25, 2022

Historic Point Bonita Lighthouse (CA) reopens after two-year closure An historic lighthouse that has guided ships into the Golden Gate since the Gold Rush reopened to the public this week after being closed to visitors for nearly two years. Perched on a rocky outcrop in the Golden Gate strait, Point Bonita lighthouse’s sweeping views of… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 25, 2022

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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 18, 2022

Hunting Island Lighthouse (SC) is closed to the public New stresses to the 163-year-old lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park were discovered during a routine inspection, with those areas of concern prompting its closure. It’s unclear when this popular attraction at South Carolina’s most popular state park 16 miles east of Beaufort will reopen, Park… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 18, 2022

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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 11, 2022

Deepening seabed threatens Delaware’s Harbor of Refuge lighthouse When Superstorm Sandy tore up the Delaware and New Jersey coast in 2012, it caused unseen damage to the sea floor at the mouth of Delaware Bay. That change has helped accelerate the deterioration of the rocks that serve as supports for the foundation of the Harbor… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 11, 2022

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Lighthouse News of the Week – February 4, 2022

Prince Edward Island (Canada) building breakwaters in effort to protect West Point Lighthouse and Cedar Dunes Park In an effort to protect Cedar Dunes Provincial Park and West Point Lighthouse from erosion, the province of PEI is installing six breakwaters along the popular tourist area’s section of West Point shore. The work is expected to… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – February 4, 2022

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Graves Lighthouse owner Dave Waller rides out the blizzard

BOSTON (CBS) — The blizzard had most people hunkering down and staying inside Saturday. Dave Waller is no different – except he has chosen to watch the storm from his lighthouse on The Graves, an island in Boston Harbor. Wickie from NHJeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles… Continue reading Graves Lighthouse owner Dave Waller rides out the blizzard