ALF’s Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse was presented with an ALF Len Hadley Volunteer Award during the American Lighthouse Foundation’s annual gala, which was held at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, on April 29, 2018.
Over the years, the Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (FPPL) have honored many of their most dedicated volunteers – people just like you and me who care deeply about not only saving lighthouses, but sharing their rich history with the general public too.
In 2018, rather than recognize one FPPL volunteer, it was deemed fitting to simply honor the hardworking TEAM that serves as the backbone of the chapter’s preservation and education efforts.
For those unaware, FPPL volunteers staff Pemaquid Point Lighthouse every single day (11 am to 5 pm) from mid-May through mid-October each year. This incredible achievement would not be possible without a large, passionate group of people.
During the season, volunteers provide an opportunity for over 32,000 visitors from all over the world to learn about the history of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, the need to preserve the stately beacon – and of course, a chance to climb to the top of the tower to admire the beautiful fourth-order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views that stretch out as far as the eye can see.
In addition to FPPL’s stellar public access program, the chapter (working with ALF) has invested over $200,000 into both the interior and exterior restoration of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse since 2007.
ALF sincerely thanks all of the volunteers that continue to help keep this historic beacon gleaming in more ways than one. Therefore, we are proud to honor the TEAM that comprises the Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse with a 2018 Len Hadley Volunteer Award!