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National Park Service awards more than $1.7 million in Maritime Heritage Grants

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service announced today the apportionment of $1,752,073 for 27 maritime heritage grants to applicants in 13 states and the District of Columbia. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), the National Park Service awarded grants for projects that teach about and preserve sites and objects related… Continue reading National Park Service awards more than $1.7 million in Maritime Heritage Grants

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Society Makes Final Assessment of Alcatraz Light Station

The U.S. Lighthouse Society (USLHS) conducted its third assessment visit to Alcatraz Lighthouse on May 25, 2017. The team consisted of Society vice president Henry Gonzalez, chair of the Alcatraz Light Station Preservation Committee Ralph Eshelman, professional engineer Mat Daw, and historic preservation architect Tom McCracken. USLHS members may recall that in 2015, the Society… Continue reading Society Makes Final Assessment of Alcatraz Light Station

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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Restoration Completed with Re-Lighting Celebration

With generous support from the community and a number of grants, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse restoration in Jupiter Inlet, Florida, was completed this week. The lighthouse will once again shine out to sea on Friday evening, June 2nd during a special Re-lighting Celebration thanking supporters who have donated to the preservation project. The tower will reopen for lighthouse… Continue reading Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Restoration Completed with Re-Lighting Celebration

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Hooper Strait Marks 50 Years at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Fifty years ago today, on May 20, 1967, the Hooper Strait Lighthouse opened to the public at its new home on the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, Maryland. The preceding November, it had been removed in two pieces from its original screwpile foundation, lifted onto a barge, and towed up… Continue reading Hooper Strait Marks 50 Years at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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Restoration of Amagansett Life-Saving Station Now Complete

The Amagansett Life-Saving Station will be open to the public for the first time on May 20, 2017, for a Re-Commissioning Ceremony hosted by the Amangansett U.S. Life-Saving and U.S. Coast Guard Society (ALSCGS). The Station will be opening as a museum this summer. This Quonchontaug-type station was built in East Hampton, New York, in 1902.… Continue reading Restoration of Amagansett Life-Saving Station Now Complete

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Preservation of Thomas Point Shoal Light Station

The Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society has done an amazing job restoring both the exterior and interior of Thomas Point Shoal Light Station, the last intact screwpile lighthouse that remains in its original location in the Chesapeake Bay not far from Annapolis. Visitors can enjoy tours of this landmark structure during the summer… Continue reading Preservation of Thomas Point Shoal Light Station

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Grants for Lighthouse Preservation Now Available

The 2017 cycle for the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s Lighthouse Preservation Grants Program has begun. Letters of Intent must be received by March 24, 2017. Potential projects can relate to either preservation execution (i.e., “capital” or “bricks and mortar” projects) or preservation planning (i.e., “non-capital” projects); for example, research at National Archives, designs, drawings, assessments, surveys, etc. Grants up to $10,000… Continue reading Grants for Lighthouse Preservation Now Available

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Survey for Owners of Lighthouses Conveyed Under the NHLPA

The National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 (NHLPA) amends the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and allows federal agencies, local/state governments, and nonprofit organizations to apply for lighthouses deemed excess by the federal government. If no suitable applicant is found through a stewardship transfer, the lighthouse goes to auction and is given to… Continue reading Survey for Owners of Lighthouses Conveyed Under the NHLPA

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Graves Lighthouse Restoration

Two readers sent me the recent Boston Globe article on the preservation of The Graves Lighthouse, located nine miles offshore at the mouth of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. The incredible restoration of this 113-foot tower is the vision of lifetime U.S. Lighthouse Society member Dave Waller, who purchased the property at public auction in 2013. The U.S.… Continue reading Graves Lighthouse Restoration