Event

Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival (OH) on October 9

The Annual Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is coming up on October 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a peninsula-wide festival that includes a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy: tours of Marblehead Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, live entertainment, pie contest/auction, arts and crafts vendors, farmer’s market, historic walking tours, children’s crafts, hayrides,… Continue reading Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival (OH) on October 9

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 134 – Lisa Nolan and Gerry Abbott, Block Island Southeast, RI

Block Island, south of the Rhode Island coast and east of the entrance to Long Island Sound, lies in the middle of major shipping lanes.  A lighthouse was established at the island’s northernmost point in 1829, but it did nothing to aid vessels heading past the south side of the island. Congress appropriated $75,000 for… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 134 – Lisa Nolan and Gerry Abbott, Block Island Southeast, RI

News

Lighthouse News of the Week- August 27, 2021

Newport’s Iconic Castle Hill Lighthouse (RI) gets an overdue makeover As the setting for countless proposals, wedding shoots and tourist photos, the Castle Hill Light has long been a proud symbol of Newport, Rhode Island. In March, the Castle Hill Inn signed a five-year agreement to maintain the lighthouse. A painting crew washed the 1890… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week- August 27, 2021

News · USLHS

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Commemorative Stamp Celebration

by Henry Gonzalez On Saturday, August 7th – the 232nd anniversary of the establishment of our fledgling nation’s lighthouse service – a local event and ceremony was held in Annapolis, Maryland, to celebrate the inclusion of our very own Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (TPSL) in the set of Mid-Atlantic lighthouse commemorative stamps. The Society was… Continue reading Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Commemorative Stamp Celebration

Light Hearted

Light Hearted podcast – Index page 27

Episode 131 –Orient Point Lighthouse is a cast-iron, so-called “sparkplug” type lighthouse in a location known as Plum Gut, between Plum Island and Orient Point at the northeastern tip of Long Island, New York. In 2013 the property was auctioned under the guidelines of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000. The winner of… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 27

Light Hearted

Light Hearted podcast – Index page 26

Episode 126 – The waters around Newport, Rhode Island, were busy with passenger steamers, fishing boats, and freighters in the mid-nineteenth century. On July 20, 1868, Congress appropriated $7,500 for a lighthouse on Rose Island. The site chosen was a surviving bastion of eighteenth-century Fort Hamilton and the lighthouse went into service on January 20,… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 26

Light Hearted

Light Hearted podcast – Index page 25

Episode 121 – From the mid-eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries, the waterways of coastal Georgia, from the St. Marys River in the south to the Savannah River in the north, were a vital part of the state’s economy. Lighthouses of the Georgia Coast is the eleventh book by William Rawlings. He’s been the recipient… Continue reading Light Hearted podcast – Index page 25

News

Historic marker at Captain Burke’s store near Nubble Light

James Burke, a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, began his career as a lighthouse keeper at remote Boon Island off the southern Maine coast. After a few years as an assistant keeper at Boon Island (1886 to 1890), Burke became the principal keeper at Burnt Island Light Station in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Four years later… Continue reading Historic marker at Captain Burke’s store near Nubble Light

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 133 – Greg Stone, Lighthouse Inn, Cape Cod, MA; Ralph Krugler, Florida historian/author

Congress appropriated $4,000 for a lighthouse near the mouth of the Bass River on Cape Cod in 1850. Oxen hauled building materials across the local marshes, and the Bass River Light went into service on April 30, 1855. The government deemed the lighthouse unnecessary after the advent of the Cape Cod Canal and a new… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 133 – Greg Stone, Lighthouse Inn, Cape Cod, MA; Ralph Krugler, Florida historian/author

Tours

Visit the New Dungeness Lighthouse!

Take advantage of the limited space available on the vessel chartered by the U.S. Lighthouse Society to visit a remote and spectacular Washington lighthouse. It’s normally a 10-mile round trip hike! Don’t miss this chance to visit New Dungeness Lighthouse and spend some time with fellow lighthouse friends. Space is limited, so register soon. Details:… Continue reading Visit the New Dungeness Lighthouse!