Popular Ol’ Barney
New Jersey’s Barnegat Lighthouse has been popular since it was built in 1857 to replace an earlier tower that was destroyed in an 1856 storm. Unfortunately, the folks who took this photo to show off the family car did not write their names or year that the photo was taken on the back.
At America’s Oldest Light Station
Lighthouse Digest subscriber Chris Paige takes a moment to pose in 2017 for a photo at the 1783 tower of Boston Harbor Lighthouse in Boston, Massachusetts. Chris and his wife got married in 2017 at Nauset Lighthouse on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Visiting West Quoddy
Illinois residents Shelby and Clarence Jannush, who vacationed in Maine in 2001, said they were thrilled with their visit to that state’s famous West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the easternmost lighthouse on the mainland of the continental Atlantic Coast of the United States. If you look closely there is heavy equipment sitting to the right of the tower that was might have been used at that time to do some work on the lantern.
Remote Island Picnic
Visiting Maine’s Petit Manan Lighthouse in 1907, members of the Charles Faulkner family took a moment to pose in this now rare photo of 1st assistant keeper Thomas A. Robinson and 2nd assistant keeper Alonzo Morong. The 1854-55 Petit Manan Lighthouse is on an island off the coast of Milbridge, Maine. It is now owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is part of the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. (Courtesy Sean Billings, Steuben Historical Society, Carol Aten collection)
Members of the Charles Faulkner family were captured on film during a 1907 picnic visit to Maine’s Petit Manan Lighthouse. Because of its location, very few people ever ventured out to the island lighthouse for picnics like this family did. (Courtesy Sean Billings, Steuben Historical Society, Carol Aten collection)
Maine’s Petit Manan Lighthouse as it appeared from the water during the time that the Faulkner family went there for a picnic in 1907. (Lighthouse Digest archives)
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