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Lighthouse News of the Week – May 13, 2022

A spring refresh: St. Augustine Lighthouse (FL) undergoing $880K renovation over the next 2 weeks St. Augustine Lighthouse is getting a fresh coat of paint this spring. The project, which includes painting the interior and exterior of the tower and work on the building’s metal stairs and railings, should be finished in about two weeks.… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – May 13, 2022

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Light Hearted 172 – Shannon King, Fisgard, BC, Canada

The island known as Fisgard is a stone’s throw offshore at the west side of the entrance to British Columbia’s Esquimalt Harbor. The island was named for a British naval frigate, with the name’s origins reaching back to Fishguard, a coastal town in Wales. The British Royal Navy began using Esquimalt Harbor as a base… Continue reading Light Hearted 172 – Shannon King, Fisgard, BC, Canada

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Jeanne Gross retiring as director of the Museum at Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine

By Stephen T. Lyons As the director and unofficial “keeper” of the Museum at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Jeanne Gross has served in one of the most important and picturesque job sites in the country. The lighthouse, museum, and gift shop, hugging a rocky stretch of coastline, attract lighthouse enthusiast and lovers… Continue reading Jeanne Gross retiring as director of the Museum at Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine

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Light Hearted 171 – Gertjan de Boer, Dutch Lighthouse Association

The European country of the Netherlands conjures images of canals, fields of tulips, and windmills. But the country is also home to dozens of historic lighthouses, and some of them are major tourist attractions. Dutch lighthouse history reaches all the way back to the 14th century. The Dutch Lighthouse Association was founded in 1992 with… Continue reading Light Hearted 171 – Gertjan de Boer, Dutch Lighthouse Association

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 29, 2022

Rising sea levels, climate change putting beloved New England lighthouses at risk Lighthouses are beloved beacons of New England’s rugged coast built to protect vessels approaching our rocky shoreline. But historic lighthouses now are in danger as sea levels rise steadily — a result of our changing climate. Click here to read more *  * … Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 29, 2022

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Light Hearted 170 – English lighthouse keeper and artist Barry Hawkins

Barry Hawkins worked as a lighthouse keeper for England’s Trinity House from 1978 to 1996. His assignments included some of the most remote and rugged light stations in the UK. He took advantage of his spare time at the lighthouses painting pictures of seascapes, wildlife, and other subjects. His first 18 months of service were… Continue reading Light Hearted 170 – English lighthouse keeper and artist Barry Hawkins

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Lighthouse News of the Week – April 22, 2022

Historic, century-old cottages hit the market on North Carolina island The lighthouse keepers’ cottages at Captain Charlie’s Station are for sale on Bald Head Island, NC. The three historic homes, named after lightkeeper Capt. Charlie Swan, were built in 1903. Click here for a video about the properties Read more here *  *  * Events… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week – April 22, 2022

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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