Nothing about the past two years has been normal. Yet, like so many others, I refused to loosen my grip on a little thing so vital to our lives – joy. If all things familiar were not attainable due to circumstances larger than us in 2021, then I was determined to treasure any and all […]
By Jeremy D’Entremont, ALF President and FPHL Executive Committee Member It was a big year for our chapter of ALF, as we resumed tours at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and celebrated the 250th anniversary of the light station. When the first Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse was built back in June 1771, it was the very first lighthouse […]
Multi-tasking and teamwork on Little River Island Going into spring 2021, we knew it was going to be a busy time at Little River Island. After losing both the overnight stay program and volunteer work parties at Little River for the entire 2020 season due to the pandemic, there was much work to be done […]
By George Bruns, Executive Committee Chair, Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse After the 2020 “COVID Pause” that prevented ALF’s Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse (FOWIL) from running regular tours, it was great to return to a somewhat more “normal” season in 2021. However, due to the retirement of one of our boat captains, we were […]
Lighthouse is Repainted and Reopened to the General Public As with any lighthouse, no matter how much work is invested into the historic site, there will always be more to do on the horizon. You can count on it! For example, over the last fifteen years at Pemaquid Point, the interior brickwork of the lighthouse […]
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.