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 lighthouses.
The following letter was penned by keeper Elson Small after being transferred from Maine’s island-bound St. Croix River Lighthouse along the international border between the United States and Canada to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire. Keeper Small wrote the letter on October 1, 1946 and it was later published in the October […]
Wow, what a momentous occasion for Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire – a June 8th birthday commemorating 250 years of service to mariners on the Piscataqua River! It was on June 8, 1771 when the first gleams were sent forth from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse across this strategic waterway. Since that time, the […]
Some good things happened at Whaleback Lighthouse before the work season concluded this year. The Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses (FPHL), a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, was able to contract with the J.B. Leslie Company to carry out important maintenance at the offshore Whaleback Light, Kittery, Maine, in September 2020. The scope of […]
The following excerpt is from a letter penned by Shirley Morong, which appeared in the March 1964 issue of the National Fisherman / Maine Coast Fisherman newspaper. Shirley Morong’s husband, Clifton Morong, served as keeper of Cape Elizabeth Light from 1946 to 1955. “I have been on the rocky shore of Cape Elizabeth and thrilled […]
The following assessment / description of Long Point Lighthouse, Massachusetts, by I.W.P. Lewis, Civil Engineer, is recorded in the House of Representatives, Doc. No. 183: Report of Evidence relating to the Light-House Establishment, 1842… Fixed light if 10 lamps; established in 1826 A wooden tenement of three rooms on a floor, and attic chambers, with […]