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Beacon of Freedom

Fairport Harbor Lighthouse, photo courtesy of Kraig Anderson To many, lighthouses represented guidance and safety. But to runaway slaves in the 1800's, the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse represented freedom. Built in 1825, the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse in Ohio is located at the mouth of the Grand River where it flows into Lake Erie. Fairport’s [...]

By |2021-08-20T16:05:08-05:00August 19th, 2021|Lighthouse Blog Category|3 Comments

Today is National Lighthouse Day!

August 7, 2021 Last year most lighthouses were closed like many other public venues due to the Covid scare. But this year, lighthouses have re-opened, giving us a chance to observe these icons of history in person. If last year has taught us anything, it’s that we should take advantage of opportunities we have while [...]

By |2021-09-16T10:12:10-05:00August 7th, 2021|Lighthouse Blog Category|4 Comments

Rethinking Priorities at an Alaskan Lighthouse

Five Fingers Lighthouse, AK, photo courtesy The waters of Alaska are a beautiful place to take a cruise surrounded by snow-capped mountains and pristine forests. But for lighthouse keepers at the Five Fingers Island Lighthouse, loneliness outweighed the beauty of its isolated location. Five Finger Islands, a collection of rocky islets in [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:07:28-05:00November 5th, 2015|Lighthouse Blog Category|4 Comments

Meet Lighthouse Person Jeremy D’Entremont

Boston Light, by Jeremy D'Entremont Millions of people love to look at lighthouse pictures. A portion of those people actually get to visit a lighthouse in person. But most of these lighthouse lovers don't realize the pictures and often those lighthouses themselves wouldn't be there to enjoy unless someone photographed them or preserved [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:07:33-05:00January 23rd, 2015|Lighthouse Blog Category|3 Comments
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