When storm winds blew and the seas grew large during the age of sail, schooners and fishing boats would often run for the nearest harbor of refuge to ride out the tempest. One such sought-after place was Cutler Harbor in Downeast Maine, whose entrance has been marked by the guiding gleams of Little River Lighthouse […]
ALF’s Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses chapter hosts an annual five lighthouse cruise each year. This fun cruise will take place on September 22 starting at 8:30 a.m. aboard the M/V Granite State, departing from Rye Harbor on Route 1A in Rye, NH and will return at approximately 1:00 p.m. . The cruise will pass close […]
Newspaper Article from the Past… Newspaper article from: The Portsmouth Herald, Friday, June 19, 1931 “Parker Head, Me., June 19 – Caught in the swift-running cross tides at Parker Head, Linwood E. Libby, 64, suddenly lost his balance while out in his boat, fell into the water and was saved from death by Eugene Osgood, […]
During his illustrious career as a lighthouse keeper, Joshua Card was universally respected for his dedicated service and longevity – a total of forty-two years spent serving at Maine’s Boon Island (1867 to 1874) and New Hampshire’s Portsmouth Harbor (1874 to 1909). In 1908, the following account was published in the Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, […]
Maine Open Lighthouse Day is an annual event attracting 15,000 to 18,000 visitors and offers them the rare opportunity to climb, experience and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights.
The date of August 7th is special throughout the annals of our nation’s lighthouse history. It was on this day in 1789, that Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouse, beacons, buoys and public piers. In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Act and the commissioning of […]