Owls Head Lighthouse, perched high above West Penobscot Bay, is a majestic sight anytime of the year, but for the month of December the venerable tower has also donned a festive appearance as the holiday season descends upon us.
With Christmas just weeks away, volunteers from the American Lighthouse Foundation and its local chapter, Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights, gathered together on December 2, 2012 to “dress up” the 30-foot sentinel with touches of green, red and gold.
“Lighthouses are not only historic treasures but they are also a source of inspiration and happiness for so many people,” said Bob Trapani, Jr., American Lighthouse Foundation Executive Director. “By decorating Owls Head Light for the holidays, we are hoping residents and visitors alike will derive a little extra Christmastime joy when they admire this beloved beacon throughout the month.”
Trapani went on to say, “Owls Head Light’s festive appearance also reminds us that lighthouses are still very much relevant to our community’s way of life, and not just from a navigational standpoint. They are an inseparable part of our coastal fabric that must continue to be shared and celebrated with the public as we work to preserve and carry forward these lights into the future.”
A big thanks to the volunteers who helped with decorating Owls Head Lighthouse! The crew is pictured below: (L to R) Merlin Miller, Carlotta Miller, Marilyn Trask, Brian Trask, Sallie Leighton, Eric Davis, Claudette Nadeau, Dave Steele, Beth Steele, Craig Mathieson and Bob Trapani. Not pictured: Curt Lefebvre and Ann-Marie Trapani.