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 […]
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 […]
There is no finer way to celebrate National Lighthouse Day than by climbing a lighthouse and basking in the beauty and history that abounds at the venerable guardians of the sea. The public can do just that at Owls Head Lighthouse on August 7th from 11 am to 3 pm. Personnel from the United States […]
The Maine Lighthouse Trust has received approval from the Maine Secretary of State to launch a campaign for Maine’s first lighthouse specialty license plate. The Maine Lighthouse Trust is required to have 2,000 Maine residents with active vehicle registrations pre-order the new license plate prior to the Secretary of State drafting legislation and presenting it […]