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The United States Lighthouse Society is a nonprofit historical and educational organization dedicated to saving and sharing the rich maritime legacy of American lighthouses and supporting lighthouse preservation throughout the nation.

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Featured Lighthouse Tour

2020 South Carolina and Georgia

Sep 11, 2020 to Sep 19, 2020

What's New

Watch our recorded presentation of our Outer Hebrides, Scotland lighthouse tour.

Our 2020 member lighthouse calendar "Lights On" is now available in our online shop.

Five-acre Burnt Island is on the west side of the entrance to Boothbay Harbor. The island's light station, established in 1821, was automated in 1988. A decade later, Burnt Island Light Station was transferred to the Maine Department of Marine Resources.  Elaine Jones, education director for the department since 1991, was named the director of the facility. It was her vision to transform the island into an educational and recreational facility. Also interviewed in this episode is Russ Katje, a USLHS Hall of Fame Lighthouse Passport Program stamp collector.

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New Thomas Point Shoal - Tumbler

Help support the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse by purchasing one of these unique tumblers.
For each one purchased, $1 is donated to the restoration of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse.

Help support a complete restoration of the lighthouse's steel beams!

Lighthouse History

Learn more about the history and development of Lighthouses in America and around the world.

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Passport Program & Club

The United States Lighthouse Society Passport Program is designed to generate donations for participating lighthouses in addition to being a fun and educational way to learn about lighthouses and chronicle your lighthouse adventures.  Collect unique stamps from over 600 locations throughout the country.  In addition, when you join our free Passport Club you will receive a special gift and periodic updates on new stamp locations and stamp hunting tips.


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