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January 2016

NELL’s Lighthouses, Hot Chocolate & You 2016

January 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This year's Lighthouses, Hot Chocolate and You event will be held on January 16, 2016. We will be visiting Sandy Hook, Navesink, and Sea Girt Lights.

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May 2016

Race Point Light Open House

May 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Race Point Lighthouse, 42.062317, -70.242968

On May 17, 2015, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation will offer complimentary tours of Race Point Light Station, which is located two miles out over the glistening sand dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore, near Provincetown. The entire Light Station will be open to tour with free transportation and light refreshments provided! Donations are greatly welcomed of course! From 9am until 2pm, rain or shine, come visit us. Meet…

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2016 Annual Lighthouse Gala

May 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
$48.00
2016 Lighthouse Gala

Join us for the 2016 Annual Lighthouse Gala being held on Sunday, May 15, 2016…an afternoon celebration, beginning at 1 p.m. in the beautiful Nonantum Resort’s Ballroom located in historic Kennebunkport, ME.

Feature Presentation: “The Lightkeepers’ Menagerie... Stories of Animals at Lighthouses” with author Elinor DeWire. Enjoy a heartwarming journey to visit animals that lived at yesterday’s lighthouses. Hear tales of happiness and sadness, courage and comedy, even silly adventures and escapades. This “bright” menagerie will bring a tear to your eye or a smile to your lips, and fill you with mirth, amazement, and wonder. Sometimes, fur, feathers, and fins tell the best stories of all!

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June 2016

Lighthouses & Keepers: A Symposium

June 4, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kittery Lions Club, 117 State Road
Kittery, ME 03904 United States
$15.00
Lighthouse and Keepers: A Symposium

Come join us on June 4, 2016, from 1 to 5 p.m., for a symposium at the Kittery Lions Club, Kittery, Maine. Russ Lane, Jr., will present his video documentary “Looking for a Hero”; Marian Gagnon of Goodnight Irene Productions will present her video documentary , “America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light”; 3) Frederick Mikkelsen will give a presentation on his days (1958-60) as a Coast Guard lighthouse keeper, entitled, “Checked Main Light – Lighthouse Life in the 1950s”; and more.

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7 Lighthouse Sunset Cruise

June 24, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rockland Public Landing, 271 South Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
$48.00
Lighthouse Sunset Cruise

Join us for a 4-hour, fun-filled sunset cruise aboard the P/V Elizabeth Ann departing from Rockland's Public Landing on Friday, June 24th at 4:30 pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see 7 lights from the water, which includes: Rockland Breakwater, Owls Head, Indian Island, Curtis Island, Browns Head, Goose Rocks and Eagle Island lighthouses.

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2016 Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge – Day 1

June 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Midcoast Maine Midcoast, ME United States
2016 Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge

Visit lighthouses and more...from pristine islands and windjammers to working lobster boats and seabirds, lighthouses give your imagination a chance to take flight as you admire the unchanging sea and the rich traditions that call it home.

For two days only on June 25 & 26, 2016, don’t miss out on the chance to visit and climb these 7 alluring lighthouses (Event hours: 9am -5pm)...Dyce Head, Fort Point, Grindle Point, Rockland Breakwater, Owls Head, Marshall Point and Pemaquid Point.

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Brilliant Beacons

June 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton St
Rockport, ME United States
$5.00
Brilliant Beacons - Eric Jay Dolin

Join us for “Brilliant Beacons,” a multimedia presentation by award-wining author Eric Jay Dolin on Saturday, June 25th at the Samoset Resort (220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME 04856) beginning at 7 pm. Hear the dramatic story of these soaring coastal sentinels, using imagery to illuminate the beauty and grandeur of America’s lighthouses.

In addition, the evening event will include a silent auction filled with great items and light refreshments. There is a $5 suggested donation that will benefit ALF/ FRHL’s lighthouse preservation mission.

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2016 Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge – Day 2

June 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Midcoast Maine Midcoast, ME United States
2016 Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge

Visit lighthouses and more...from pristine islands and windjammers to working lobster boats and seabirds, lighthouses give your imagination a chance to take flight as you admire the unchanging sea and the rich traditions that call it home.

For two days only on June 25 & 26, 2016, don’t miss out on the chance to visit and climb these 7 alluring lighthouses (Event hours: 9am -5pm)...Dyce Head, Fort Point, Grindle Point, Rockland Breakwater, Owls Head, Marshall Point and Pemaquid Point.

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July 2016

Little River Light Station Open House

July 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Little River Light Station, 44.650941, -67.192330
Little River Light Open House

The Friends of Little River Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, offers special Open Houses, in addition to the site’s overnight stay program during the summer season, so that the general public can have the opportunity to visit and enjoy the island light station. Boat transportation to the island from Cutler Harbor is provided.

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September 2016

Maine Open Lighthouse Day 2016

September 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
State of Maine ME United States
Open Lighthouse Day Logo

This popular event attracts between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors each year and offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights.

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Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue – Book Signing at Owls Head Light

September 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owls Head Lighthouse, 186 Lighthouse Road
Owls Head, ME 04854 United States
Angeli Perrow at Owls Head Light

Maine children’s author Angeli Perrow will be signing copies of her popular book, Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue, on Saturday, September 10 from 1 to 4 pm in the keeper’s house at Owls Head Light. In the 191 year history of Owls Head Light Station, “Spot” the dog may very well be the light station’s most beloved story – an account that is both heroic and heartwarming. “Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue is about Spot, a remarkable spaniel who lived…

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May 2017

Symposium…Lighthouse Keeping: Past, Present & Future

May 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, 57 Gravelly Brook Road
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
$10.00
Lighthouse Gala & Symposium

Enjoy an afternoon of fascinating presentations and a special Keepers Q&A during the American Lighthouse Foundation's special symposium event being held at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust!

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