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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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St. Marks Light Station Has A Lot to Celebrate

Above photos showing the newly restored interior at St. Marks Light Station, Florida, are courtesy of Craig Kittendorf. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate National Lighthouse Day with a Homecoming Celebration at the St. Marks Lighthouse! On Monday, August 7, 2018, the Refuge staff will host the descendants of lighthouse keepers and their families,… Continue reading St. Marks Light Station Has A Lot to Celebrate

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Preservation Webinar Available Online

Did you miss the Webinar for the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Preservation Grants program? Not to worry, the Society recorded it and it can be viewed on our website anytime! This instructional webinar was designed to communicate the Preservation Grants program guidelines and answer questions about the application process. Submitted April 1, 2018 *  *  *… Continue reading Preservation Webinar Available Online

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2018 Preservation Grants Cycle Begins

The U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Preservation Grants Program helps lighthouse preservation groups across the country preserve coastal landmarks that reflect the nation’s rich maritime history. The 2018 Preservation Grants Cycle has begun. Letters of Intent will be accepted until May 6, 2018. A complete description of the program, guidelines, and application process can be found on our Preservation… Continue reading 2018 Preservation Grants Cycle Begins

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Gasparilla Island Lighthouse brought back to life

‘The best view on the island’ shines after a $1.8 million restoration project. As many of you know, Gasparilla Island, Florida, has two lighthouses. The original Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, established in 1890, is now a museum and educational facility. The second lighthouse, established as a rear range in 1927, has undergone a major restoration.… Continue reading Gasparilla Island Lighthouse brought back to life

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Anclote Key Lighthouse Reopens to Visitors

According to the Florida Lighthouse Association (FLA) website, “the Anclote Key Lighthouse has been closed to the public for about three years due to contaminated soil around the tower. With the help of a grant from FLA, the Friends of Anclote Key State Park and Lighthouse have installed a white picket fence along the walkway, thus allowing… Continue reading Anclote Key Lighthouse Reopens to Visitors

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Restoration of Halfway Rock Lighthouse Tower Completed

  Ford Reiche earned the American Lighthouse Foundation’s Keeper of the Light award in May 2017. The award is “designed to honor those individuals and organizations in the national lighthouse community who have contributed in a significant manner to the preservation of America’s lighthouses and their rich heritage.” The Society salutes Ford Reiche for not only preserving… Continue reading Restoration of Halfway Rock Lighthouse Tower Completed

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Society Announces 2017 Preservation Grant Recipients

Emergency shoring of island lighthouses in Maine and Massachusetts, a new way into a lighthouse in New York, and a first step for the rescue of a lighthouse in Michigan will happen because of grants made by the United States Lighthouse Society in the third year of its Lighthouse Preservation Grants Program. A total of… Continue reading Society Announces 2017 Preservation Grant Recipients