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Want to Buy a Lighthouse?

Penfield Reef Light, CT, photo courtesy Now’s your chance to buy something you’ve always wanted – a lighthouse! Yes, right now, there are seven different lighthouses up for bid. So how do you buy your own lighthouse? Under the provisions of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, the General Services [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:07:24-05:00August 27th, 2016|Lighthouse Blog Category|4 Comments

Lighthouse Kids to the Rescue

  White Island (Isles of Shoals) Lighthouse People on the New Hampshire seacoast knew it was out there. Several miles from shore, on the southern tip of White Island in the Isles of Shoals, the only lighthouse off the coast of New Hampshire, sat sadly alone and decaying. Built in 1859, the White [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:07:26-05:00March 3rd, 2016|Lighthouse Blog Category|2 Comments

Love Signals from the Lighthouse

The Maidens Lighthouses, Ireland Where did a young person who lived at a lighthouse meet other young people? How did they find someone to date, fall in love with, and marry? At other lighthouses, of course. Due to the remoteness of lighthouses, the children of keepers often met and married the children of [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:07:26-05:00February 12th, 2016|Lighthouse Blog Category|4 Comments

Meet Lighthouse Person Barry MacDonald

Sambro Island Lighthouse, photo by Dennis Jarvis, courtesy Wikimedia Commons   From his bedroom window in the small coastal village of Ingonish, Nova Scotia, young Barry MacDonald could see two lighthouses. Barry’s father and grandfather were fishermen, so Barry spent a lot of time around the harbor, often visiting the lighthouses. Sometimes he [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:07:28-05:00September 26th, 2015|Lighthouse Blog Category|1 Comment

Meet Lighthouse Person Bob Trapani

Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse by Bob Trapani For Bob Trapani, his lighthouse passion began with the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse off the coast of Delaware. Bob and his family had vacationed in Delaware for years, and while there, he was attracted to the lighthouse which sat deteriorating at the end of a crumbling [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:07:29-05:00August 21st, 2015|Lighthouse Blog Category|0 Comments
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