Lighthouse enthusiasts are quite familiar with the responsibilities of bygone lightkeepers. First and foremost, keepers were expected to maintain a good light each and every night, and during periods of poor visibility, ensure the fog signal was sounding its audible warning. Of course, maintaining the light station buildings in good condition was also a big […]
The following letter was written by Ruth Corbett Farris, daughter of Little River Light Station keeper Willie Corbett. The letter was published in the December 1954 edition of the Maine Coast Fisherman. Bell Tower Moves Cutler, Maine – “Here is a picture for the lighthouse news,” writes Mrs. Glenn Farris of Cutler. “It was Hurricane […]
The following letter was written by Frances Hallett, wife of Race Point Light Station keeper Osborne Earle Hallett (1945-1955). The letter was published in the September 1952 edition of the Maine Coast Fisherman. P’Town Light Joins Up Race Point Light, Provincetown – “We enjoy reading MCF Magazine,” says Mrs. Osborne Hallett, “especially the doings at […]
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.
If you are a parent or grandparent who likes lighthouses, you will not want to miss the chance for the young people in your life to meet author Angeli Perrow at Owls Head Light on Saturday, September 14th. Maine children’s author Angeli Perrow will be signing copies of her popular book, “Lighthouse Dog to the […]
The American Lighthouse Foundation and its local chapter, Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, are determined to keep working towards obtaining funds for the repair of the two granite breakwaters and the installation of a much-needed docking system at Whaleback Light. The need for breakwater repairs and a dock were once again made clearly evident during […]
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 is invited to do just that at Owls Head Lighthouse on August 7th from 10 am to 4 pm. American Lighthouse Foundation […]
ALF is sponsoring a special 8 lighthouse cruise including Matinicus Rock Light… this unique cruise departs from Journey’s End Marina and is a wonderful opportunity to see eight lighthouses, some of which you can only see from the water. The list includes: Matinicus Rock, Saddleback Ledge, Heron Neck, Whitehead, Tenants Harbor, Two Bush, Owls Head and Rockland Breakwater.
The American Lighthouse Foundation’s Keeper of the Light award is designed to honor those individuals and organizations in the national lighthouse community who have contributed in a significant manner to the preservation of America’s lighthouses and their rich heritage. On April 28, 2019, ALF presented Elaine Jones of Maine’s Burnt Island Lighthouse with a Keeper […]
John and Joanne Clevenger of ALF’s Cape Cod Chapter was presented with an ALF Len Hadley Volunteer Award during the American Lighthouse Foundation’s annual Lighthouse Gala, which was held at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, on April 28, 2019. During the summer of 2007, John and Joanne Clevenger stayed at Race Point Light Station […]
Marla Rogers spent her childhood as a lightkeeper’s daughter. When Marla was seven years old, her father – Archford “Ted” Vernon Haskins, was appointed keeper of Owls Head Light Station. Keeper Haskins and his family served at Owls Head Light from 1947 to 1953. Marla (1940-2014), who later in life volunteered at Owls Head Lighthouse […]
The following poem was written by lighthouse keeper Ralph C. Norwood while stationed at Maine’s Ram Island Light Station. Mr. Norwood served as a keeper at Great Point Light, MA (1929), Boston Light, MA (1929-41), Ram Island Light, ME (1945-50) and Spring Point Ledge Light, ME (1951-54). A Star on Our Vest By Ralph C. […]