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Keeper's Log Journal

The Keeper's Log

A thread that binds the society

A subscription to The Keeper's Log journal, a 48-page, glossy quarterly is included with our Keeper Level, Beacon Level, Prism Level & Illumination Level of memberships. 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.

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USLHS Passport Program

Track your lighthouse visits

The Lighthouse Passport Program provides enthusiasts the opportunity to help preserve lighthouses as well as a wonderful way to keep a pictorial history of their lighthouse adventures. Small donations made by Passport holders generate thousands of dollars for lighthouse restoration and preservation projects.

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Events

Whaleback Lighthouse

Southern Maine and New Hampshire Tour (October 2024) Preview

Join U.S. Lighthouse Society historian Jeremy D'Entremont and tour leader Tina Hans for a preview of the Southern Maine and New Hampshire Tour coming up this October 6-12.

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Time: 4:00 PM EST

Light Hearted Podcast

St. George Reef Lighthouse aerial view

Light Hearted ep 266 - John Zimmerman and Jen Lewis, St. George Reef, California

A look at one of the west coast's most isolated and spectacular lighthouses.

News

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Lighthouse Tours

South Bass Island Lighthouse
2024 Lake Erie South
Jun 01, 2024 to Jun 08, 2024

The original Lake Erie South Tour has been modified to these new dates to coordinate with when the lighthouses will be open for visiting.  Also, more lights and lighthouses have been added for a total of 20.  There will be 7 nights in one hotel.

Tour Leaders: Kelly Bowers and Mike Rosenberger

Tour Cancellation / Refund Policy / Trip Insurance 

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Lightship XI
2024 Denmark/Germany - Wait List Only
Jun 18, 2024 to Jul 05, 2024
Join USLHS for an international tour to view the lighthouses, lightships, castles and museums of Denmark and Germany. We make a complete circumnavigation of Denmark and will also view the amazing lighthouses of Northwest Germany.
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Whale Rock Lighthouse
2024 Rhode Island and Connecticut Tour
Jul 20, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024

Don't miss out on this trip around Connecticut and Rhode Island to see over 30 lighthouse and lights.

 

Tour Leaders: Jerry and Marjie Rowland,  Assistant Dean Lohmeyer

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Accommodations

You can spend the night at a number of lighthouses in the United States. Some lighthouses are now operated as a bed & breakfast, while others are run as a hostel or as a vacation rental. You can even serve as a keeper at some lighthouses, where you perform duties such as guiding tours and light maintenance during your stay. 

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Give the gift of Membership

There's no better gift for a lighthouse lover than a membership in the U.S. Lighthouse Society, Keeper Level and abobe includes a subscription to The Keeper's Log journal!