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 American Lighthouse Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 565

Rockland, Maine 04841

Phone: 207-594-4174


The American Lighthouse  Foundation is a  Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization dedicated  to the preservation of America's historic lighthouses.






2010 Maine Open Lighthouse Day Set to Shine September 18th



The first-ever Maine Open Lighthouse Day in 2009 was so popular that its sponsors are making preparations to ensure the 2010 event shines even brighter.


The 2010 Maine Open Lighthouse Day, sponsored by United States Coast Guard

Maine Open Lighthouse Day 2010

September 18, 2010


Sector Northern New England, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, will occur on September 18th and feature the assistance of local lighthouse groups and municipalities statewide who will once again help roll-out the “red carpet” for visitors seeking the allure of the lights.


“This event is successful because of the wide-ranging teamwork involved,” says Bob Trapani, Jr., American Lighthouse Foundation executive director. “In addition to the yeoman efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Maine Office of Tourism to organize and promote the event respectively, it is the dedicated efforts of nonprofit lighthouse groups and local governments who manage many of these historic beacons statewide that makes Maine Open Lighthouse Day such a memorable experience for the public.”


The one-day event offered the public the opportunity to tour 27 lighthouses from southern Maine to Downeast, and in all, attracted over 15,000 visitors last year.


Thanks to everyone involved, the event also made lighthouse history by offering the public the largest number of lighthouses ever to be open simultaneously in the nation.


Trapani went on to note, “Maine Open Lighthouse Day is a great platform to honor our lighthouse heritage, recognize the Coast Guard’s longstanding tradition of ‘keeping a good light,’ raise awareness for lighthouse preservation and show visitors why Maine is such a cool place to visit, but the event accomplishes even more.”


“Maine Open Lighthouse Day is a rare example of how volunteers – in this case our modern lightkeepers throughout Maine, can come together with Federal and State entities for an important and fun event, and not just make it work – but make it shine!”


It is this kind of team effort that the public can count on once again to help make the 2010 Maine Open Lighthouse Day a “must” event for the entire family. So mark your calendars now – September 18, 2010 beckons YOU!



Posted: 3/23/2010


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