Students at Windmill Point
In 2016, third grade students (now 4th grade students) from the Alburg School in Alburg, Vermont, paid a visit to their local Windmill Point Lighthouse where they learned about history and technology of the lighthouse from Rob Clark, owner of the historic 1858 lighthouse. Hopefully more schools around the country will follow their lead.
New Jersey Water Tower
This water tower in Atlantic City New Jersey features a beautiful painting of the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, NJ. (Photo courtesy Absecon Ligthouse.)
Two Lights Painting of Painting
Author Eric Dolan sent us this image of a painting done by his wife’s grandmother, Anne, who took up painting in her 90s. She painted this sometime in her late 90s. It is her rendition of The Lighthouse at Two Lights by Edward Hopper, 1929, showing the east tower of the twin lights at Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse in Maine. Anne was an inspiration, and proof that you are never too old to pursue your dreams. She died in 2013 at age 103, amazingly healthy, mentally with it, and living on her own until the end. Her heart had just had enough. She died sitting in a chair watching one of her favorite television shows. Coincidentally, the cover of the paperback version of Eric Dolan’s book Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse will feature Hopper’s painting.
Steamship at the Border
The passenger steamship Cumberland is shown as it came into the harbor in Lubec, Maine on the border between New Brunswick, Canada and Maine. The lighthouse shown in this historic photo is the Mulholland Lighthouse on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Today, many tourists enjoy a picnic lunch by the lighthouse. (Historic photo courtesy of David Murray.)
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