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Lighthouses on Lockdown

Race Point Light, Cape Cod, MA, photo courtesy lighthousefriends.com Closed for overnight stays summer 2020. With the threat of the COVID virus pandemic, most everyone has been affected in some way. Our lives have changed, and our futures questioned. For those of us housebound, we’ve hoped for summer vacation as an escape from [...]

By |2020-05-30T17:20:48-05:00May 30th, 2020|Lighthouse Blog Category|1 Comment

Memorial Day at the Lighthouse

Republished from 2014 Portland Head Light photo by Royalbroil, courtesy Wikimedia “Here they come!” Nine-year-old Tommy shouted from the front porch. Polly dried her hands with the dish towel and followed Emily, Tommy’s little sister, to the front door. Sure enough, coming over the top of the hill were men, women and children [...]

By |2020-05-25T12:56:56-05:00May 25th, 2020|Lighthouse Blog Category|3 Comments

What do you give a Lighthouse Mother?

New Canal Lighthouse, Flickr, Creative Commons, photo by hatchski   What kind of a Mother’s Day gift do you give to a woman who took care of hundreds of people while tending a lighthouse at the same time? Margaret Norvell, who served as a lighthouse keeper at three different lighthouses in Louisiana, was [...]

By |2020-05-10T15:43:39-05:00May 10th, 2020|Lighthouse Blog Category|0 Comments

Honoring Our Lighthouse Ancestors

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Maine, photo by Laura Timberman Today's post was written by Special Guest Timothy Harrison, Editor of Lighthouse Digest For almost all of modern history the men and women who have served in our nation’s military forces have been honored with veteran’s markers at their grave sites at community cemeteries across [...]

By |2019-11-21T12:05:00-06:00November 19th, 2019|Lighthouse Blog Category, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rescued by a Buoy*

I'd like to welcome a fellow lighthouse lady, Elinor DeWire, who wrote this week's post. Elinor is a lighthouse expert and enthusiast, and so we have the latter in common. Hope you enjoy her post! Leave a comment and let us know. To the landsman, buoys are homely, rotund objects bobbing awkwardly in channels and [...]

By |2019-10-18T20:46:29-05:00October 18th, 2019|Lighthouse Blog Category|2 Comments

The Perfect Place to Live

More than twenty lighthouse keepers and assistant keepers served at the Galloo Island Lighthouse from the time of its first lighting in 1820 until its automation in 1963. But the one who served the longest was Robert C. Graves, whose tenure spanned thirty years, first as an assistant keeper in 1903, then as the head [...]

By |2020-07-11T16:46:52-05:00August 24th, 2019|Lighthouse Blog Category|8 Comments

Happy 4th of July!

  This land is my land.Little River Island, Cutler, MainePhoto by Chuck Turk, July 2013 “Good Morning, Baldy,” the lighthouse said as the island’s resident male eagle did a flyby. “Morning, Flash,” Baldy responded. “Beautiful day.” “What have you been doing – fishing?” “Earlier.” The eagle landed on a rock beside the [...]

By |2019-07-04T18:13:24-05:00July 4th, 2019|Lighthouse Blog Category|2 Comments

The Lighthouse Keepers’ Lifeline

Wisconsin Point (Superior Entry) Lighthouse, Photo courtesy lighthousefriends.com. November, 1970 Lake Superior was at its worst, with winds of 70 m.p.h. blowing icy waves over the Wisconsin Point Lighthouse and shaking the concrete building. Although the U.S. Coast Guard keepers’ main dwelling was on the mainland, the lighthouse was equipped with a kitchen, [...]

By |2019-06-23T09:13:31-05:00June 23rd, 2019|Lighthouse Blog Category|5 Comments
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