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Book On Halfway Rock Nears Publication

Society member Ford Reiche has won awards for his restoration of Halfway Rock Light Station, located off the coast of Maine. He’s put together a book on the history of the station and his work in bringing the station back to its former glory. The book will be available for purchase soon. Constantly documenting his… Continue reading Book On Halfway Rock Nears Publication

News · Research · Research Catalog

Society Receives Maritime Heritage Education Grant

The Society is delighted to announce that the National Park Service (NPS) and the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded a maritime heritage grant of $48,600 to support the Society’s Archives Catalog Project. A large part of the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s mission is to support lighthouse preservation, history, education, and research. Toward this… Continue reading Society Receives Maritime Heritage Education Grant

Keepers · Research

Researching Female Lighthouse Keepers

As every historian knows, research is an ongoing process; you are never completely finished. The story is often told and new information comes to light. So it is with my research on female lighthouse keepers. Our book, Women Who Kept the Lights, first published in 1993, keeps expanding as new information is found on these remarkable… Continue reading Researching Female Lighthouse Keepers

Lifesaving Service · News · Research

A little piece of Kimball’s legacy of standardization

A Coast Guard Compass article on recent research on our “Sister Service” . . . Source: A little piece of Kimball’s legacy of standardization Candace CliffordCandace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018.  She worked for 30 years with lighthouse history.  She also worked with the National Parks System, and… Continue reading A little piece of Kimball’s legacy of standardization

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Tybee Island Research Donated to Society Archives

Sarah Jones at the Tybee Island Historical Society recently contacted me for copies of National Archives documents I collected for them almost ten years ago. Jones agreed that the collection should be part of the Society’s Archives to make it accessible for future researchers. In reviewing the documents, I was reminded of Tybee’s rich history.… Continue reading Tybee Island Research Donated to Society Archives

Education · Job Announcements · News · Research

Opportunity to Work in the National Archives

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: 2018 Summer Research Assistant / Intern The U.S. Lighthouse Society is seeking a summer research assistant to copy historic documents relating to the U.S. Lighthouse Service and to make the documents accessible to the public through the Society’s new online catalog. The position will require camera work at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.,… Continue reading Opportunity to Work in the National Archives

Lighthouse Construction · News · Research · Society Members

Lynn and Dave Waller Research Collection for The Graves Lighthouse

Society members Lynn and Dave Waller recently donated their National Archives research findings for the Graves Light Station, Massachusetts, to the Society Archives. Society Director Jeff Gales is delighted with the gift. “Making lighthouse research widely available is the intent of the new Catalog and such an endeavor would not be possible without generous donations… Continue reading Lynn and Dave Waller Research Collection for The Graves Lighthouse

Lighthouse Construction · News · Research · Society Members

Lynn and Dave Waller Research Collection for The Graves Lighthouse

Society members Lynn and Dave Waller recently donated their National Archives research findings for the Graves Light Station, Massachusetts, to the Society Archives. Society Director Jeff Gales is delighted with the gift. “Making lighthouse research widely available is the intent of the new Catalog and such an endeavor would not be possible without generous donations… Continue reading Lynn and Dave Waller Research Collection for The Graves Lighthouse

Historic Images · News · Research

Supporting Lighthouse History & Research

For this “Giving Tuesday” we are reprinting a recent column from The Keeper’s Log asking you to support lighthouse history and research. As you know, a large part of the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s mission is to support lighthouse preservation, history, education, and research. Creating an accessible historical archive has long been part of the Society’s… Continue reading Supporting Lighthouse History & Research

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Early Aerial Photography Digitized

At first glance you might not think early Air Force photography would be useful for lighthouse research, but when you start looking at photos taken of large port cities, you start noticing lighthouses. The National Archives recently announced “The Digitization of 18-AA,” a Record Group 18 entry entitled “Airscapes” of American and Foreign Areas, 1902-1964. These… Continue reading Early Aerial Photography Digitized