High Up in NYC
Lighthouse Digest seems to show up everywhere. Reaching a new audience, copies of Lighthouse Digest showed up in a conference room overlooking the skyscrapers of New York City at the offices of Mercer, which is the world’s largest human resources consulting firm.
This neat billboard along Highway 25 north of Greenville, South Carolina in Travelers Rest, South Carolina shows how an insurance agency has used the popularity of lighthouses to help promote their business. (Photo by Michael “Mike” K. Brown.)
Lighthouse Boundary Marker Found
This United States Light House Establishment boundary marker was discovered by a local individual while walking along the beach near the Point Pinos Lighthouse in Monterey, California. Dennis Tarmina, along with some dedicated volunteers, helped to relocate the approximate 500-pound marker to the lighthouse property where it can now be easily viewed by visitors to the lighthouse. How it ended up on the beach remains a mystery. (Photo by Chris Patton.)
This photo, taken of the Bolivar Point Lighthouse in Bolivar, Texas, is of special interest to wildlife lovers as much as it is to lighthouse lovers. The Bolivar Point Lighthouse was discontinued in 1933 and sold into private ownership in 1947. In 1968 the movie “My Sweet Charlie” staring Patty Duke was filmed at the lighthouse. The 3rd order Fresnel lens that was once in the lantern is now on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kim Evans.)
The Cloth Hat Band
One of the many hundreds of rare lighthouse item
s on display at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland, Maine are rare cloth hat bands worn on the hats of Quartermasters of Lighthouses tenders from 1907 to 1930. The letters USLHS stand for United States Light House Service. Prior to 1907, the letters used were USLHE for United States Lighthouse Establishment. One of them on display at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland, Maine was donated by Timothy Harrison, editor of Lighthouse Digest. (Photo by Jim Claflin.)
Lined Up and Ready to Fire
It appears that this 1820s Model 1919 24-pounder cannon at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, Massachusetts is trained on and ready to fire at the Butler Flats Lighthouse that can be seen in the distance. (Photo by Stephen Cloonan.)
Making a Difference
Some of those who came to lend a helping hand for the annual celebration at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine this past Saturday, July 30th. Representing the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association: (l-r) intern Casey Oehler, manager Kimberly Ashby, president Margaret Curley-Clay, and from the U.S. Coast Guard, ANT, Southwest Harbor: (l-r) EM3 Keatin Viets, FN Joseph Scannura, and FN Alyssa Clark. The Coast Guard personnel gave tours of the tower. (Photo by Timothy Harrison.)
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