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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

Maine (Grand Manan & New Brunswick)

Oct 02, 2019 to Oct 11, 2019

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Light Hearted episode 32

Wood Island is a small island about a quarter of a mile inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River in Kittery, Maine. A lifesaving station was built on the island in late 1907. Following World War II, the station was abandoned and the property languished for six decades. Sam Reid, president of the Wood Island Life Saving Station Association, has been the spearhead of the amazing restoration on Wood Island.  

A Premier Gala of music, fun, food, and new and old friends, to benefit Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. Be a part of keeping history alive!

The US Lighthouse Society announces the release of the J. Candace Clifford Lighthouse History Catalog. Press the VISIT CATALOG button above to try this new database of lighthouse knowledge.

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

The U.S. Lighthouse Society is very excited to announce its partnership with Local Vyntage!

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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