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Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, Virginia, reopens to the public

Virginia Beach, VA (May 7, 2021) – The icon of the City of Virginia Beach and a major tourism destination, Old Cape Henry Lighthouse reopened to the public on Friday, May 7. Built in 1792 and owned by Preservation Virginia since 1930, Old Cape Henry Lighthouse had been closed to the general public since December… Continue reading Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, Virginia, reopens to the public

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 120 – Abby Overton & Hunter Ingram, Old Baldy, NC

Listen to the podcast with this player: On one side of North Carolina’s Bald Head Island, the Cape Fear River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. On the other, treacherous sand bars known as the Frying Pan Shoals stretch to the south for about 30 miles into the ocean. The island’s first lighthouse was established in… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 120 – Abby Overton & Hunter Ingram, Old Baldy, NC

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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 21, 2021

Should North Carolina’s Ocracoke Lighthouse be moved? The future of Ocracoke Lighthouse is in peril due to rising tides and damage done to the structure during the annual storm season. The lighthouse opened in 1823 to help guide ships through the tricky waters of the Ocracoke Inlet off the coast of North Carolina. The entire Ocracoke… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 21, 2021

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 119 – Mia Certic and Henry Osmers, Montauk, New York

Located at the eastern tip of Long Island, Montauk Point Light is the oldest lighthouse in New York and the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the country. Construction began in 1796 and was completed in the following year. When the light station was automated and de-staffed in 1987, a museum opened in the keeper’s house,… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 119 – Mia Certic and Henry Osmers, Montauk, New York

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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 14, 2021

Two iconic Rhode Island Lighthouses available to new owners They are landmarks: Beavertail Lighthouse and Watch Hill Lighthouse in Rhode Island. Now the U.S. Coast Guard is transferring their ownership. First dibs go to the nonprofits or state and local governments that have been running them for decades. But any qualified applicant can make a… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 14, 2021

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Watch Hill Lighthouse, Rhode Island, to be transferred under the NHLPA

Watch Hill Lighthouse in Westerly, Rhode Island, will be conveyed under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 (NHLPA). The NHLPA provides for disposal of historic lighthouses to eligible entities, which includes non-profit corporations. This light station is being made available at no cost to eligible entities defined as federal agencies, state and local… Continue reading Watch Hill Lighthouse, Rhode Island, to be transferred under the NHLPA

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Beavertail Lighthouse, Rhode Island, to be transferred under the NHLPA

Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown, Rhode Island, will be conveyed under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 (NHLPA). The NHLPA provides for disposal of historic lighthouses to eligible entities, which includes non-profit corporations. This light station is being made available at no cost to eligible entities defined as federal agencies, state and local agencies,… Continue reading Beavertail Lighthouse, Rhode Island, to be transferred under the NHLPA

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Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light, Ohio, to be transferred under the NHLPA

Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light in Ohio will be conveyed under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 (NHLPA). The NHLPA provides for disposal of historic lighthouses to eligible entities, which includes non-profit corporations. This light station is being made available at no cost to eligible entities defined as federal agencies, state and local… Continue reading Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light, Ohio, to be transferred under the NHLPA

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Duluth Harbor North Pierhead Lighthouse, Minnesota, to be transferred under the NHLPA

Duluth Harbor North Pierhead Light in Duluth, Minnesota, will be conveyed under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 (NHLPA). The NHLPA provides for disposal of historic lighthouses to eligible entities, which includes non-profit corporations. This light station is being made available at no cost to eligible entities defined as federal agencies, state and… Continue reading Duluth Harbor North Pierhead Lighthouse, Minnesota, to be transferred under the NHLPA