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Lighthouses Collector’s set available from the USPS

Discover the fascinating history and modern-day mystery behind the lighthouses featured in the popular U.S. Postal Service stamp series. This beautiful, 48-page book highlights compelling details about each of the 35 lighthouses, with space to mount the stamps as you collect them. The set includes a pane of 20 Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Forever® stamps Issued in… Continue reading Lighthouses Collector’s set available from the USPS

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Remembrance at the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse

On April 15, a 110th anniversary remembrance of the Titanic disaster was held at the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse in New York City’s Seaport District. Adrian Saker, founder of the Friends of Titanic Lighthouse, related the history of the lighthouse, and described the restoration goals. Descendant advocate Angelica Harris then related the story of Alberto and Sebastiano Peracchio,… Continue reading Remembrance at the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 169 – Watercolor artist Jan Guarino: lighthouse painting class virtual event

Jan Guarino has been a graphic artist designing marketing materials for businesses for 45 years. She recently retired from graphic design to focus entirely on her painting and teaching career. The New York resident is now a full-time watercolor artist and teacher, sharing her knowledge in classes and workshops, and exhibiting in various galleries. She… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 169 – Watercolor artist Jan Guarino: lighthouse painting class virtual event

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Lighthouse News of the Week, April 15, 2022

Barnegat Lighthouse (NJ) closed for facelift Now Barnegat Lighthouse is one of the most photographed sites in New Jersey for another reason – the encircling scaffolding that is climbing its way up the structure. This will be another grounded summer for lighthouse lovers who seek to scale the 217 spiral steps inside. The state’s $1.3… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week, April 15, 2022

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 168 – Linda Warner, Beavertail, Rhode Island

Conanicut Island, about 6,000 acres, is the second largest island in the state of Rhode Island. The town of Jamestown comprises the entire island, which is connected by bridges to North Kingstown and Newport. Beavertail Point, at the southern peninsula of the island, marks the entrances to both the east and west passages of busy… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 168 – Linda Warner, Beavertail, Rhode Island

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 8, 2022

Rockland, Maine, seeks congressional earmark for lighthouse Rockland City Council voted Monday evening, April 4, to seek congressionally-approved money that would make improvements to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. The Council approved applying for congressional directed spending of $125,000 to make improvements to the lighthouse. The city would need to match that dollar for dollar for… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 8, 2022

Tours

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse (RI) Tours now available!

The 1871 Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the last of five lighthouses that once stood on Rhode Island’s Providence River. It’s been beautifully restored by the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. Now you can take a self-guided tour of the historic building. Knowledgeable docents will also be available to… Continue reading Pomham Rocks Lighthouse (RI) Tours now available!

Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 167 – David Appleby, English lighthouse keeper

David Appleby was a lighthouse keeper in England for 32 years. After he was hired by Trinity House in 1965 and trained at Harwich, he spent some time as a supernumerary keeper at various light stations. His first assignment as an assistant keeper was at isolated Eddystone, one of the most famous lighthouses in the… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 167 – David Appleby, English lighthouse keeper

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Watercolor Painting Class with Jan Guarino featuring Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on April 28

Join the U.S. Lighthouse Society for an exciting new event — a virtual watercolor painting class with artist Jan Guarino! The event is on April 28 at 3:00-5:00 p.m. EST. The subject of the lighthouse painting class will be Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse in Florida. Jan Guarino is an award-winning artist living in New York, and… Continue reading Watercolor Painting Class with Jan Guarino featuring Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on April 28

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 1, 2022

Cape Lookout National Seashore (NC) to host ‘dark sky’ astronomy event Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Crystal Coast Stargazers invite travelers and astronomy aficionados to celebrate International Dark Sky Week in North Carolina’s newest International Dark Sky Park with two evenings of public stargazing on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, beginning at 8 p.m. … Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 1, 2022