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Calendar 2000


The Calendar of events is provided for the readers of Lighthouse Digest as a courtesy to the various lighthouse groups around the world. Although we do our best to supply accurate information, Lighthouse Digest is not responsible for accuracy and will not and cannot be responsible for errors. Most of the groups listed are volunteer organizations. We do not charge non profit groups to have an event listed in the calendar of events. Always check ahead of time as events may be cancelled or changed for various reasons including weather. If you know of an event that should be added, changed, corrected or deleted, please call us at once at 207-646-0515 or e-mail -Timh@lhdigest.com. Be sure to tell them that you read about it in Lighthouse Digest.

April 29 - Cape Cod Lighthouse Cruise on the Big Cats! View 10 lighthouses and one former lighthouse site. Contact Friends of Boston Harbor Islands, 349 Lincoln St. Bldg. 45, Hingham, MA 02043. 781-740-4290 or on the internet at www.fbhi.org.

May 13 Harbour Lights Rep Special Event at Lighthouse Depot, U.S. Rt, Wells, Maine - 1pm-3pm, Tom Farrell, representative of Harbour Lights will be on hand to autograph replicas of Harbour Lights purchased that day. You do not have to be present, you may place your order ahead of time by calling 1-800-758-1444 and request your Harbour Lights purchase to be held and autographed by Tom. It will be shipped to you following the signing. The Rep. Event Piece is Beckoning Beacons (a Harbour Lights sign) which is available on this day only as item #42630 for $35.00 This sign is a different color scheme than the regular Harbour Lights sign which will recently become available. Door Prizes and snacks.

May 13 - Boston to Plymouth Expedition cruise, same as Aug 19

May 19 - Sunset Narrated Lighthouse Cruise 7-9pm to view six lights on Vineyard Sound, departs Falmouth Harbor. Sponsored by Woods Hole Historical Museum, cost $15pp to WH Museum Lighthouse Tour, Box 185, Woods Hole, MA 02543

May 19-21 Eighth annual MidAtlantic Maritime Festival, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Contact museum at P.O. Box 2190, Easton, MD 21601, call 410-820-8606

May 20 Sunset Lighthouse Cruise - same info as May 19.

May 20 - Hudson River cruise past Hudson-Athens, Saugerties, Rondout and Esopus Meadows Lighthouses. Leaves from Kingston, NY. $79 pp includes bag lunch. Contact Hilary Salley, Chesapeake Chapter, USLHS, 133 Forest Oaks Dr., Durham, NC 27705 Ph # 919-383-5708 or www.cheslights.org

May 21 - Flying Santa's 6th annual bus tour to four Cape Cod Lighthouses, departs from Hull, MA. Towers will open for tour. $35pp, Lobster Pot lunch break extra. Reservations - Flying Santa of the Lighthouses, P.O. Box 791, Hull, MA 02045, Ph #781-925-0783.

May 21 - Dedication ceremony of Minot's Lighthouse Keepers Memorial, Government Island, Cohasset, MA 2pm, sponsored by American Lighthouse Foundation and U.S. Coast Guard. Reception to follow in restored keepers quarters.

May 21 - Cruise - lower Connecticut past Great Captain, Sheffield Island, Stamford, Green's Ledge and other lighthouses. Departs from Norwalk, CT. $89 pp includes hot buffet lunch. Contact Hilary Salley, Chesapeake Chapter, USHLS, 133 Forest Oaks Dr., Durham, NC 27705 Ph # 919-383-5708 or www.cheslights.org

May 21 - Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise - Departs Miss Chris Fishing Center, Cape May NJ, $50pp, for more info call 1-800-275-4278 or 1-609-884-5404 or www.capemaymac.org

May 21 - NH/Southern Main Lighthouse Cruise to Whaleback, Boon, Nubble, Isles of Shoals and Ft. Constitution Lights. 11am-4pm. Departs Isle of Shoals Steamship Co, 315 Market St., Portsmouth, NH Cost $25pp and $20 for children. For reservations call 617-479-1871, payment in advance to Boston Harbor Explorers, P.O. Box 690744, Quincy, MA 02269.

May 27 - Spring Point Ledge Light, S Portland, ME, open to the public 10-4pm Admission $5. Must be over 14. FMI 207-799-6337.

May 28 Muscle Ridge Channel Maine Cruise aboard Lively Lady Two, see Curtis, Indian, Rockland Brkwtr, Tenants and Two Bush Lights. Cost $50pp, lunch included - call 1-800-755-3567.

May 29-June 2 International Lighthouse Conference, Nova Scotia. For additional info contact - South Shore Tourism Bureau, P.O. Box 380, 643 Main Street, Mahone Bay, NS, B0J 2EO, Canada - There are lots of lighthouses to see along the "Lighthouse Route" so make this a vacation!-web site at -www.ssta.com/lighthouse/index.html

May 28, Autograoh signing at Lighthouse Depot, Wells, Maine. Noon - 3pm - Authors Sally R. Snowman and James G. Thomson will be autographing copies of their new book, Boston Light, A Historical Perspective. Boston Lighthouse is the most historically importnat lighthouse in America and this book should be part of any home library. Autographed copies can also be order my mail or phone as Item #88315 for $36.00 plus $4.95 shipping from Lighthouse Depot, P.O. Box 1690, Wells, Maine 04090 - Ph # 1-800-758--1444

May 30-June 7 Lighthouses of Ireland Tour. Visit over 20 Irish lighthouses and meet lighthouse photographer and author John Eagle and Irish Lighthouse Keepers. For info contact Tricolor International Tours at 1-800-570-9739 or www.tricolor-intl.com/tours.htm.

May 31 West Penobscot Bay ME Cruise - same info as 9/20 cruise.

June 3 - 10am - 3pm American & New England Lighthouse Foundation Lighthouse Cruise on Narraganset Bay on board the Vista Jubilee, Bay Queen Cruises, Warren, RI. Spectacular five hour narrated lighthouse cruise includes lunch buffet, door prizes, and raffle prizes, with all proceeds going toward American Lighthouse Foundation lighthouse restoration projects. Cost $27 per person. Breakfast buffet and presentations the next morning, 9am, (June 4) at Whites of Westport, Westport, MA, next to Hampton Inn, cost $15 per person, paid in advance by check, Visa or Master Card. Hotel reservations recommended at Hampton Inn in Westport, MA. For cruise reservations send to American Lighthouse Foundation, PO Box 889, Wells, ME 04090. For hotel reservations call 1-800-426-7866.

Jun 4 - American Lighthouse Foundation breakfast meeting 9am at Whites of Westport, Westport, MA. Cost $15pp, paid in advance, door prizes, speaker, and more. Public invited. Reservations call 207-646-0515.

Jun 3-4 Oregon Chapter, U.S. Lighthouse Society meeting in Long Beach Peninsula, WA. Tour Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, North Head Light and Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat School. For more info, Oregon Chapter, USLHS, P.O. Box 600, Laeside, OR 97449

Jun 6 - WWII History Cruise, anniversary of D-Day. The tour takes you to see bunkers and gun towers on both sides of the Delaware Bay. Cruise includes commentary on shipping, sinkings, U-boats. Refresements and cash bar available. Departs 9am, cost $40pp, leaves from the Miss Chris Fishing Center. For reservations call 1-800-275-4278 or 609-884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org

Jun 10 - Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise - same info as Sept. 9.

Jun 11 - North Penobscot Bay Maine boat trip, see Curtis, Grindle, Ft. Point, Dyce's, Pumpkin and Eagle Lights. $50pp included

box lunch call 1-800-755-3567.

Jun 11 Lighthouse Cruise Extravaganza same info as Sept 2

Jun 11 - Boston Light cruise, same info as Aug 13 Boston cruise

Jun 13 - West Penobscot Bay ME - same info as 9/20 cruise.

Jun 18 Matinicus Rock, ME boat trip, $50pp, includes lunch, and views of Owls Head and Rockland Lights, 1-800-755-3567.

Jun 18 Flying Santa of the Lighthouses 8th annual Fathers Day Lighthouse Cruise. Departs noon from Hingham, MA shipyard, on board raffle, $35pp plus gourmet box lunch available, Payment in advance to Flying Santa, P.O. Box 791, Hull, MA 02045. www.Flyingsanta.com.

Jun 18 Boat cruise to DeTour Reef Light on Lake Huron in Michigan's Upper Peninsula - for info contact DeTour Reef Light Society, P.O. Box 519, DeTour Vlg., MI 49725 or call Barb Snider at 906-493-6082.

June 24- Spring Point Ledge Light, S Portland, ME, open to the public 10-4pm Admission $5. Must be over 14. FMI 207-799-6337.

Jun 24 - Cruise 2000 - Eight lighthouses including Tibbetts Point, Horse Island, Stony Point, Galloo Island, Main Duck Island, East Charity Shoal, Pigeon Islands, Rock Island. Includes breakfast and lunch on board the UNCLE SAM cruise ship. Supper at Alexander Bay and round trip from Clayton, NY. $149pp Deadline June 1, for reservations and info contact Pat Biggs, Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, c/o Henry Ford Estate, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI 48128.

Jun 24 - Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise - same info as Sep. 9

Jun 24 - Summer General Membership Meeting of New Jersey Lighthouse Society - A great time to join - At-Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton, NJ under the tent at 11am - bring a lawn chair. After the meeting tour the newly rebuilt Tucker's Island Lighthouse. Bring a picnic lunch.

Jun 25 Mid Coast Maine lighthouse boat trip, 7 lights, $50pp includes lunch, 1-800-755-3567.

July 10-20 Lighthouses of Wales tour, castles, cathedrals countryside. FMI Tricolor Tours at 1-732-774-1959 or www.tricolor-intl.com/tours.htm.

July 1 Lighthouse Cruise Extravaganza, sane as Sept. 2 info

July 2 East Penobscot Bay Boat trip - same info as Oct. 1 cruise

July 4 - San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park Waterfront Festival, Contact Society at Fort Mason, Bldg. 201, San Francisco, CA 94123, call 415-556-1659 or www.nps.gov/safr

July 8 - Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise - Same info as Sept. 9

July 8 - Evening Under the Stars, enjoy an elegant evening with music and artists on the waterfront deck at the Drummond Resort in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Sponsored by DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society. Info call Sis Bailey at 906-493-5209 or write DRLPS, P.O. Box 275, Drummond Island, MI 49726.

July 9 - Same info as Aug 13 Boston Light cruise.

July 12-15 Tall Ships/Operation Sail, Connecticut- info call 860-448-2000 or www.opsail2000ct.org

July 16 - Matinicus Rock Lights cruise - same info as Aug 20

July 21 - Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise - Same info as Sept. 9

July 22 - 125th Anniversary , White River Lighthouse, Whitehall MI. Many events planned including a lighthouse artifact unveiling. Shuttlebus, tours, storytellers, and family concert.

July 23 Muscle Ridge, ME boat trip, same info as Sept. 24 cruise

July 28-31 Tall Ships/Operation Sail 2000 - Portland, Maine. For info call 207-541-7400 or email - opsailmaine@mitc.com

Aug 6 - Lighthouse Cruise Extravaganza - same as Sept. 2 info.

Aug 10, Annual DeTour Reef Light Auction and dinner. Enjoy a delicious home-made dinner and view quality auction items. Contact Sherry Vermeulen at 906-297-2015, P.O. Box 333, DeTour Village, MI 49725.

Aug 13 North Penobscot Bay cruise - same info as Sept 10 cruise.

Aug 13 - Boston Light Cruise with climb to the top of the lighthouse, $27 adults, $24 seniors and children 3-12 are $15. Friends of Boston Harbor Islands, 349 Lincoln St, Bldg. 45, Hingham, MA 02043 or call 781-740-4290 or on the internet at www.fbhi.org.

Aug 18 - Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise - departs Miss Chris Fishing Center, Cape May, NJ -1pm - $50pp - more info call 1-800-275-4278 or 1-609-884-5404 or www.capemaymac.org.

Aug 19 - Boston to Plymouth MA Expedition/Cruise to all the lighthouses from Boston Harbor to Plymouth includes a 2 hour layover next to the Mayflower. Contact Friends of Boston Harbor Islands, 349 Lincoln St., Bldg. 45, Hingham, MA 02043 or call 781-740-4290 or www.fbhi.org.

Aug. 19 - Orgegon Chapter, USLHS, meeting in Reedsport, OR. Tour Umpqua Lighthouse. Oregon Chapter, USLHS, P.O. Box 600, Lakeside, OR 97449

Aug 20 Matinicus Rock, ME boat cruise - same info as Sept. 17

Aug. 26 Lefton Autograph Signing at Lighthouse Depot, Wells, Maine - 1pm-3pm - Meet Steven Lefton Sharp of Lefton Lighthouses He will be autographing all Lefton Lighthouses purchased at that time. Special Event piece will be a lighted replica of Gay Head Lighthouse, MA. Item #53528 for $45.00 plus 5.95 shipping. You do not need to be present to purchase an autographed replica of the Special Event Piece or any other Lefton lighthouse that is featured in the Lighthouse Depot Catalog. Simply call your order in to 1-800-758-1444 to reserve your replica's and they will be shipped after the signing. Come to the store for a fun time and door prizes.

Aug 26-27 Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association St. Mary's Cruise 2000. Departs Sheplers dock in St. Ignace, MI to view Round Island, Round Island Passage, Bois Blanc, Martin Reef, DeTour Reef, Pipe Island, Soo Locks and Whitefish Bay lights. Sunday bus tour views Spectacle Reef, Poe Reef, 14-Foot Shoal and other lights. Member price $340 single, $299 two per room, for reservations (limited to first 150 people who pay in full), includes boat and bus fee, motel room, buffet dinner and breakfast. Contact GLLKA, 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128.

Aug 26 - Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise - Same info as Sept. 9

Aug 27 Muscle Ridge Boat trip, ME, same info as Sept 24 cruise.

Sept 2 - Lighthouse Cruise Extravaganza of Massachusetts Bay, six hour narrated cruise from Boston, north to Gloucester, south to Minot's Ledge and then returns to Boston. Tickets $35pp, children under 12 are $25. Boarding time 9:30am, departs 10am, returns 4pm. Boston Harbor Explorers, P.O. Box 690744, Quincy, MA 02269 or call 617-479-1871.

Sept 3 - East Penobscot Bay Cruise - Same info as Oct 1 cruise

Sept 5 West Penobscot Bay, ME boat trip - same info as 9/20 cruise

Sept 9 - Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise - View six remote lighthouses, 4 1/2 hr cruise, sponsored by Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts. $50pp, departs Miss Chris Fishing Center, Cape May, NJ, for more info call 1-800-275-4278 or 1-609-884-5404 or www.capemaymac.org

Sept 9 - St. Clair River/Lake Huron Lighthouse Cruise, three meals on board the HURON LADY. Cost $79 for GLLKA members, $84 non members - Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Assoc., Sept. 9 Cruise, c/o Henry Ford Estate, 4901 Evergreen, Dearborn, MI 48128. Ph # 313-436-9150 Fax 313-436-9143.

Sept 10 - North Penobscot Bay ME Lighthouse cruise to view Curtis Island, Grindle Pt., Fort Pt, Dyces Head, Pumpkin Island and Eagle Island Lighthouses. $50pp includes lunch, call 1-800-755-3567.

Sept 17 Matinicus Rock Light, ME cruise, plus Rockland Brkwtr. and Owls Head Lights, $50pp includes lunch call 1-800-755-3567

Sept 20 West Penobscot Bay Lighthouse Cruise, ME to Curtis Island, Indian Island, Rockland Brkwtr, Owls Head, Grindle Pt., cost $25pp, snack and beverage included - 1-800-755-3567.

Sept 23 Outer Banks Lighthouse Society of North Carolina - Annual meeting and Keepers Dinner with guest speaker Tim Harrison, editor of Lighthouse Digest, who will present a slide/talk on Lighthouses of Yesteryear. Location to be announced. For more information contact John McPherson at jhmj@concentric.net

Sept. 23 - Fifth Annual Lighthouse Depot Road Rally to benefit American Lighthouse Foundation. Sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America and hosted by the Cumberland Motor Club. This is a 220 mile time-speed-distance rally which starts at Lighthouse Depot in Wells, Maine. Everyone is welcome to enter, no special car or skills are necessary, A few lighthouses will be viewed along the route of the course. For more info contact Patti Mikkelsen at mikks@megalink.net or 207-583-4148.

Sept 24, Muscle Ridge Channel Maine Lighthouse Boat Trip. View Curtis Island, Indian Island, Rockland Breakwater, Owls Head, Whitehead, Tenants Hbr., and Two Bush Lights. $50pp, incl. lunch call 1-800-755-3567.

Sept 30 Harbour Lights Special Event autograph signing with Bill Younger, founder of Harbour Lights. 1pm-3pm. Bill will autograph all Harbour Lights replicas purchased on that day. The Special Event piece, "Hatteras-on-the Move" will be available on this day ONLY, as item # 42632 for $65.00. You do not have to be present to purchase an autographed Harbour Lights replica or the Special Event piece "Hatteras on the Move". They can be ordered in advance by calling 1-800-758-1444. Be sure to state that you want your purchases held for the autograph signing. They will be shipped to you following the autograph signing. Autographed Harbour Lights replicas make a great collectible. This is a ideal time to meet and talk to Bill and get your picture taken with him. Door prizes and snacks.

Oct 1 East Penobscot Bay Lighthouse Cruise, Maine. View Curtis Island, Heron Neck, Saddleback Ledge, Isle au Haut, Deer Island, Goose Rocks, and Browns Head Lights. $50pp, includes lunch - 1-800-755-3567.

Oct 7 Fall Foliage and Lighthouse Cruise Extravaganza, new and improved over last year to 11 lighthouses from Boston, MA to Nubble, Maine. Adults $33, Seniors, $30, children 3-12 are $15. Contact Friends of Boston Harbor Islands, 349 Lincoln St. Bldg.. 45, Hingham, MA 02043 or call 781-740-4290 or www.fbhi.org.

Oct 9 Flying Santa of the Lighthouses 3rd annual Columbus Day Cruise, view 16 lighthouses, 5 hour cruise from Warren, RI. $35pp includes luncheon buffet Paid reservations required. Flying Santa, P.O. Box 791, Hull, MA 02045 - Ph# 781-925-0783, www.Flyingsanta.com

Oct. 14 & 15 Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival, Alpena, Michigan Free Admission at Alpena Civic Center and under the tents, area lighthouses open to the public, helicopter tours, boat tours, live auction, lots of food, speakers, dance party, ship tours, concert, artists, authors, exhibits, and much more. This festival draws thousands of lighthouse buffs from around the country. Plan on attending the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival 2000. Many events will start a day early, Oct 13 and continue into Monday, so plan on spending some time. While in the area visit the Mackinac Bridge, Mackinac Island and other historic sites. For the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival Yearbook, send $4.20 which includes postage to Year Book Offer, Lighthouse Digest, P.O. Box 1690, Wells, Maine 04090.

Nov. 4 - Oregon Chapter, USHLS, meeting in Seaside Oregon, Contact Oregon Chapter, USLHS, P.O. Box 600, Lakeside, OR 97449.

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