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Town officials in Cape Vincent (NY) seeks new uses for lighthouse quarters at Tibbetts Point Hostelling International and the Cape Vincent, New York, Town Council have discontinued the hostel service at the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse keepers’ house. The hostel couldn’t attract enough visitors and was losing more than $10,000 a year for several years. The… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Thanksgiving Where the Tempests Rage

Celebrating the Day Under Difficulties in Lonely Lighthouses, Lightships and Life Saving Stations – Houses of Refuge on the Florida Coast By Arthur Budd Edwardsville Intelligencer, November 22, 1922 [The following article is reproduced in its entirety. Although accurate in spirit, some of the details regarding lighthouses may not be precisely accurate. For more on… Continue reading Thanksgiving Where the Tempests Rage

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Maine Preservation gives Spirit of preservation award to Alison Richardson & Molly Siegel for Isle au Haut Lighthouse swim

From Maine Preservation, November 21, 2019: Tackling preservation funding can produce watershed moments; and an innovative approach can be the key to channeling donations. This year, two young fundraisers took the plunge for preservation. Molly Siegel, an Island fellow, and Alison Richardson, who works on the island, came up with a creative idea to shine… Continue reading Maine Preservation gives Spirit of preservation award to Alison Richardson & Molly Siegel for Isle au Haut Lighthouse swim

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Repairs are underway on Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (MD) but help is still needed Thomas Point Shoal lighthouse was built in 1875 off Annapolis, Maryland. In 1999, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. “It is the last surviving screw-pile lighthouse in the world in its original location, still being used for navigational purposes,” said John… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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New nonprofit formed for Heceta Head Light Station, Oregon

An interview with Misty Anderson, General Manager and Events Coordinator for the Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, was featured in episode 28 of the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s podcast, Light Hearted. In that interview, a new nonprofit organization supporting the Heceta Head Light Station was mentioned. We thought we’d share this press release with you that… Continue reading New nonprofit formed for Heceta Head Light Station, Oregon

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Oregon’s Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, “The Haunted Light”

Yaquina Bay, the place where the Yaquina River empties into the Pacific about two-thirds of the way up the Oregon coast, takes its name from the Native American tribe that once populated the area. After Congress appropriated $20,000 for a lighthouse at the north side of the mouth of the bay, supplies were landed by… Continue reading Oregon’s Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, “The Haunted Light”

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Waugoshance Lighthouse (MI) endangered by erosion High water levels on Lake Michigan, combined with storms, have damaged the foundation of Waugoshance Lighthouse. “I drove by it and there was a gaping, glaring hole in the foundation that hadn’t been there before,” tour operator Brent Tompkins recently said. Chris West, president of the board for Waugoshance… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week