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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 29, 2021

Fundraiser to benefit Seguin lighthouse group (ME) Friends of will host its annual Fallfest fundraiser on Nov. 6, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Taste of Maine restaurant in Woolwich, Maine. Comedian John Ater will entertain following a buffet dinner. There will also be live and silent auctions. Tickets are $45 and are available at keeper@seguinisland.org or… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 29, 2021

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 144 – Gerald Butler, Irish lighthouse keeper part 3 of 3; artist Debbie Mueller

Debbie Mueller is an award-winning oil painter whose light-filled, bold, and contemporary paintings have rapidly gained prominence in the community of New England artists since she began to paint in 2016. Debbie’s work is available through the Mast Cove Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine; Kennedy Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and the Cortile Gallery in Provincetown,… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 144 – Gerald Butler, Irish lighthouse keeper part 3 of 3; artist Debbie Mueller

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A victorious volunteer season at Bakers Island, Massachusetts

Bakers Island Light Station in Salem, Massachusetts, has transformed over the past seven seasons from a dilapidated collection of buildings into a beautifully maintained and accessible historic site within the Essex National Heritage Area. Each season, volunteers contribute thousands of hours to ensure that the 10-acre light station is kept up and has everything it… Continue reading A victorious volunteer season at Bakers Island, Massachusetts

Tours

Lighthouse Tour Spotlight : April 11-26, 2022 – Texas & The Yucatan Peninsula

After many postponements, date changes, and disappointments, this tour is now set and primed to provide you with an exciting and unique lighthouse experience. Space is available on this tour for anyone interested in heading out to see a Texas longhorn and taking a walk in the footsteps of the Mayans.  We will be starting… Continue reading Lighthouse Tour Spotlight : April 11-26, 2022 – Texas & The Yucatan Peninsula

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November 9, 2021 – A Light and Night to Remember for Burnt Island Light Station, Maine

On November 9th, former keepers of Burnt Island Lighthouse in Boothbay Harbor, Maine — Paul Kelley, Randy Griffing, Hank Sieg, along with Jim McCullough’s son Steve — will climb the spiral stairs into the lantern room to illuminate the lamp in the Fresnel lens. This monumental event will occur on the exact night of the… Continue reading November 9, 2021 – A Light and Night to Remember for Burnt Island Light Station, Maine

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 143 – Gerald Butler, Irish lighthouse keeper part 2 of 3

This is part two of a three-part interview with the Irish lighthouse keeper and author Gerald Butler. Gerald is the co-author of the classic book The Lightkeeper: A Memoir. A third generation lighthouse keeper on both sides, Gerald Butler went to work for the Commissioners of Irish Lights in 1969. He spent most of his… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 143 – Gerald Butler, Irish lighthouse keeper part 2 of 3

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 142 – Gerald Butler, Irish lighthouse keeper part 1 of 3

Gerald Butler, a third-generation lighthouse keeper on both sides of his family, joined the Commissioners of Irish Lights in 1969. He spent most of his light-keeping career as an assistant keeper on Bull Rock, Fastnet Rock, the Old Head of Kinsale, and Mizen Head lighthouses. During his 21 years of service he also served on… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 142 – Gerald Butler, Irish lighthouse keeper part 1 of 3

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Lighthouse News of the Week – October 22, 2021

Light Station Restoration Complete on Swans Island, Maine PRESS RELEASE, TOWN OF SWAN’S ISLAND For further information contact: Eric Chetwynd, Secretary, Town Lighthouse Committee 919-259-3665 (voice or text), or eric.chetwynd@yahoo.com After some 15 years of planning, fund raising, volunteer work and preservation work by dozens of contractors, the Town of Swan’s Island has completed the… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – October 22, 2021

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New London Maritime Society (CT) Dedicating 2022 to Lighthouse Preservation

New London, CT– New London Maritime Society will dedicate 2022 to the preservation of New London Harbor, Race Rock, and New London Ledge Lighthouses — the three historic beacons leading from the Atlantic into New London Harbor. “These historic structures — all active active aids to navigation — add so much authentic character to our waterfront,”… Continue reading New London Maritime Society (CT) Dedicating 2022 to Lighthouse Preservation

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 141 – Paul Elias, Tarpaulin Cove, Massachusetts

The Elizabeth Islands are a chain of small islands that extend about 16 miles to the southwest from the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. There are seven major islands in the chain. Naushon Island is the largest at 7.4 square miles. Tarpaulin Cove, on the east side of the island, was a place where… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 141 – Paul Elias, Tarpaulin Cove, Massachusetts