The Keeper's Log

A subscription to The Keeper's Log, a 48-page, glossy quarterly is included with all levels of membership. Each issue is historical in nature, usually featuring a famous American lighthouse as the cover story, followed by a human-interest article and, often, a foreign lighthouse story.

Other subjects explored are related aids-to-navigation (history of lightships, fog signals, etc.) and a technical section called Clockworks. Some issues also feature Pages from the Past (excerpts from actual light keeper's logs), and articles reprinted from the U.S. Lighthouse Service Bulletins, published monthly from 1912-1939.

In addition to the historical articles, there is also a section titled Notice to Keepers. This section is contemporary, telling about current events in our five Districts (New England, North Atlantic, South Atlantic & Gulf Coast, Great Lakes and West Coast). In this section you'll find information about newly restored light stations, those open to the public, groups looking for caretakers for their light stations, and even the occasional lighthouse for sale. Some issues also include book and video reviews, foreign affairs, letters to the head keeper and poetry. The entire Keeper's Log is laced with historic and contemporary photographs taken from the U.S. Lighthouse Society's extensive archive.

30 Years of The Keeper's Log!

This issue of The Keeper's Log was published in November 2014 to celebrate the Society's first 30 years. Chronicling our journey from the early years to the present, this issue recognizes individuals and groups that played an important role in supporting our mission. This complete issue has been digitized and is now available for all to read.

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The History of Lighthouses

If you're interested in learning more about the history of lighthouses, we have a large selecttion of in-depth and histroric articles from past issues of The Keeper's Log. We recommend reading about Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse (ME), Thomas Point Shoal (MD) & West Quoddy Head (ME), among many others. 

The Keeper's Log: Complete Subject Index

Doing research or just looking for an article about your favorite lighthouse? Our complete subject index of The Keeper's Log features every article written since we began publishing back in 1984! Dig in and get lost into this incredible resource.

Subscribe & Advertise in The Keeper's Log

The Keeper's Log is a benefit of membership in the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

Would you or someone you know like to advertise in The Keeper's Log? For more information please call 415-362-7255 or email Jeff at info@uslhs.org.