New Light Keeper Statue
On National Lighthouse Day, August 7th, a new 8-foot tall bronze statue of a lighthouse keeper was dedicated at Barnegat Lighthouse in Barnegat State Park. The statue, created by Brian Hanlon, was donated by The Friends of Barnegat Light State Park. The invitation to the event read that the new statue honors “the dedication of lighthouse keepers to protecting vessels from dangerous coastlines and hazardous shoals, and providing safe entries to harbors around the globe.”
A Downeast Welcome
The welcome sign to Lubec, Maine, the easternmost town in the United States, features the area’s lighthouses: West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec Channel Lighthouse, and Canada’s Mulholland Lighthouse. (Photo by Harvey Spears www.harveyspears.com)
In the News
Tim Harrison, editor of Lighthouse Digest, is shown being interviewed in the museum at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine by Alyssa Thurlow, a reporter for WABI-TV5 Bangor. The interview was about the donated documents of West Quoddy Head Lighthouse assistant keeper Eugene Ingalls, which are featured in this edition of Lighthouse Digest. Harrison is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association. The cameraman for WABI-TV is Mark Rediker. (Photo by Kathleen Finnegan)
History at Old Cape Henry
A replica of the flag that would have been used at Virginia’s Old Cape Henry Lighthouse when it was completed in 1792 is shown proudly flying at the lighthouse. (Photo by Billy Simmons)
Righting a Keeper’s Tombstone
Crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Aids to Navigation Team, Coos Bay, Oregon are shown with volunteers of the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery righting the 1000 pound tombstone of Thomas C. Wyman, who was the 1st assistant keeper of Oregon’s Cape Arago Lighthouse from 1891 to 1906. At that same time, a U.S. Lighthouse Service Memorial Plaque, which was paid for by descendants of Thomas Wyman, was affixed to the front of the stone. Kudos to them for making a difference! (Photo by Petty Officer Rabecka Flett USCG)
New Keeper’s House
A new keeper’s quarters has been completed at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. It will house a museum and gift shop at the site. (Photo by Angelique Rinaldi)
On Display in Rogers City
For many years, the Calcite Light greeted ships entering the harbor at Rogers City, Michigan’s Port of Calcite, the world’s largest limestone quarry. Built in the late 1920s, the beacon stood atop a tall skeletal erector-set style tower at the end of the Calcite Breakwater. It remained there until 2015 when it was dismantled and the beacon was donated to Rogers City by Carmeuse Lime and Stone. The beacon was restored by local volunteers and placed on display for the public’s enjoyment. (Photo by Hilari Seery)
The ticket office for the Lake George Steamboat Company in Lake George, New York is a replica of Vermont’s Colchester Reef Lighthouse. The Lake George Steamboat Company offers scenic boat tours and venues for weddings. (Photo by William H. Dexter)
Climbing Straight Up
Long time Lighthouse Digest subscriber Hilari Seery is shown climbing up that ladder at Michigan’s 1936 Grays Reef Lighthouse. The lighthouse is located in Lake Michigan offshore from St. Ignace in the Straits of Mackinac. How many of you would or could make this climb?
Stan Bachmann is shown with his seven-foot-tall lighthouse facsimile that he and his neighbor built. His house is at the very back of Frenchmans Bay in Maine overlooking Cadillac Mountain. In the past five years, Stan and his friend Margaret Pesaturo, who took this photo, have visited 262 lighthouses around the world.
Up Up and Away In My Beautiful Balloon
The QuickChek Balloon at the annual QuickChek Balloon Festival held this past July at the Solberg Airport in Readington, New Jersey. Next year’s event will be held on July 24-26, 2020. QuickChek operates over 150 convenience stores in New York and New Jersey. (Photos by Sherry Shock)
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