The annual Festival of Lights event along Rockland’s (Maine) downtown Main Street, which occurred on November 27-28, 2010, is a time when businesses outfit their storefronts in a festive manner as part of a weekend celebration for the holidays. The American Lighthouse Foundation’s Gift Store and Interpretive Center, located at 464 Main Street in Rockland, […]
There are times when lighthouse preservation efforts exhibit such consistency and success that we tend not to readily notice their uncommon dedication and steady achievements as time passes. As the year 2010 comes to a close, one project within the American Lighthouse Foundation that exemplifies this notion is Race Point Light Station. Ask anyone who […]
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.
On Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., there will be a special event at Sohier Park in York, Maine. It’s not a Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses event, but I thought you’d like to know about it. December 11 marks the 300th anniversary of one of the best known shipwrecks in New England history […]
The American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee, a consortium of organizations and individuals dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of American lighthouses, presented the American Lighthouse Foundation with the 2010 Francis Ross Holland, Jr. Distinguished Service Award for the organization’s efforts in lighthouse preservation and education. The award was presented to ALF on October 12, 2010, […]
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 […]
Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Santa and his elves will be returning to Narragansett Bay onboard their holiday-themed boat.
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