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 American Lighthouse Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 565

Rockland, Maine 04841

Phone: 207-594-4174


The American Lighthouse  Foundation is a  Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization dedicated  to the preservation of America's historic lighthouses.






American Lighthouse Foundation's

Museum of Lighthouse History...

Our collections were donated to the Maine Lighthouse Museum located in Rockland, Maine! Read more about the donation...


To learn more about visiting the Maine Lighthouse Museum:


Maine Lighthouse Museum

One Park Drive - Rockland, Maine 04841

Phone 207-594-3301




"It is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country."

-- Thomas Jefferson



American Lighthouse Foundation & Maine Lighthouse Museum Formed one of the Largest Lighthouse Museums in the United States...


Sometimes joining forces to attain greater strength in numbers and access to more resources in conserving our nation’s rich lighthouse heritage simply makes the most sense.


Such was the case when the American Lighthouse Foundation (ALF) consolidated the artifact collection of the Museum of Lighthouse History, formerly of Wells, Maine, within the collections of the Maine Lighthouse Museum (MLM) in Rockland, Maine during spring 2007.


The consolidation was completed on April 19, 2007, with a fine representation of each collection placed on exhibit and opened to the general public for visitation two weeks later on May 5, 2007.


The consolidation of the ALF & MLM collections created one of the largest lighthouse museums in the United States, thanks to the efforts of the late Ken Black who founded the Maine Lighthouse Museum, and the American Lighthouse Foundation and its founding president Timothy Harrison, who spearheaded the creation of the former Museum of Lighthouse History.


To learn more about the Maine Lighthouse Museum, visit:





Museum News...


♦   Ken Black – Still Red, Right, Returning to Our Hearts


♦   Consolidation Will Create America’s Largest Lighthouse Museum

Posted: 12/14/06

♦   Strout Family Donates Rare Portland Head Lighthouse Artifacts

Posted: 12/11/06

♦   Old Donated Journal Uncovers Lost Maine Lighthouse History

Posted: 7/25/06

♦   Coast Guard Loans Mechanical “Keeper” to Lighthouse Museum

Posted: 7/17/06

♦   Rare Carpenter Tool Donated to Lighthouse Museum

Posted: 7/13/06

♦   Scarce Lighthouse China Platter Surfaces

Posted: 6/28/06

♦   Timothy Harrison Helps Keep Lighthouse History Burning Bright

Posted: 5/31/06

♦   Vintage Lighthouse Photo Donated

Posted: 11/5/05

♦   Families Donate Rare Artifacts to Lighthouse Museum

Posted: 8/25/05

♦   Signed Lighthouse Board Letter Acquired by Museum

Posted: 8/25/05

♦   U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral is Guest of Honor at Grand

     Opening of the Museum of Lighthouse History

Posted: 8/11/05

♦   Rare Photos Donated to Museum of Lighthouse History

Posted: 7/21/05

♦   Rare Artifacts Donated to Lighthouse Museum

Posted: 6/23/05

♦   History of National Lighthouse Day

Posted: 6/15/05


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