On February 26, 2011, Swim for the Lights, an event sponsored by the American Lighthouse Foundation and its chapter, Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, lived up to its incredible billing and realized its important fundraising potential. Thanks to Gary Sredzienski of Kittery, Maine, and his one-of-a-kind commitment and swimming prowess, as well as to the […]
One man’s quest to help save lighthouses is going to lengths few would dare imagine, let alone undertake. On February 26, 2011, Gary Sredzienski, known affectionately along the Piscataqua River region and beyond as the “Creek Man”, will take to the river’s frigid waters to raise funds for the nonprofit American Lighthouse Foundation, based in […]
Each night throughout the year, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse faithfully guides mariners along the Piscataqua River to ports of call in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, but when the calendar turns to the month of December and temperatures trend downward, the beacon does more than guide seafarers – it warms their holiday spirits too. Thanks […]
For the first time in our organization’s history, FPHL held open houses every Sunday in 2010. We provided educational tours of the lighthouse for about 2,600 people this season. Nearly 40 different volunteers helped at this year’s FPHL events. Visitors from 36 states and 10 foreign countries signed our guestbook.
The year 2010 has been a busy one for the American Lighthouse Foundation and its chapters with many restoration projects. In all, six lights have received much needed work, including Pomham Rocks ($37,000 exterior repainting), Portsmouth Harbor ($30,000 exterior repainting), Wood Island ($113,000 interior and exterior restoration), Rockland Breakwater ($23,000 interior boathouse and exterior tower […]
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of ALF volunteers who once again gave countless hours of time to our publicly accessible lighthouses, over 60,000 individuals were able to climb light towers, walk through keeper’s houses and learn firsthand the lure and importance of lighthouses. ALF has seven lighthouses that offer some level of public access each […]
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