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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

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Lighthouse News of the Week – July 24, 2020

New fund ensures preservation of Round Island Lighthouse (MI) The future of the Round Island Lighthouse, in the Straits of Mackinac, is bright thanks to a new fund set-up through the Mackinac Island Community Foundation. The fund has been established by the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society as a way to ensure the long-term preservation of… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 24, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – July 17, 2020

Meet the United States’s Only Official Lighthouse Keeper, Sally Snowman at Boston Light (MA) Today, she [Sally Snowman] said, she is helping to oversee the handing over of the lighthouse from the U.S. Coast Guard to some as-yet-undecided entity, “that can really do it justice out there [and] make a wonderful visitor experience,” she said,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 17, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – July 10, 2020

Split Rock Lighthouse (MN) reopening July 15 The grounds at one of the most iconic lighthouses in the country, Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior, will be reopening in July 15 along with access inside the fog signal building. Other indoor spaces are closed for now, and advance tickets must be purchased online. Other precautions… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 10, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – July 3, 2020

Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse (NY) opening for tours Visitors will be able to tour the West Pierhead Lighthouse each Friday and Saturday through July and August. The H. Lee White Maritime Museum will offer a ferry service across the Oswego Harbor to the Lighthouse each Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30 p.m., visitors will be… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – July 3, 2020

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Lighthouse News of the Week – June 19, 2020

Port Isabel Lighthouse (TX) to reopen The Port Isabel Lighthouse will reopen at the end of this month. On March 17, the Port Isabel Lighthouse, along with all of the City of Port Isabel’s parks, closed over concern for COVID-19’s spread. Weather permitting, hours of operation will be Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.;… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – June 19, 2020