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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

Greens Ledge Lighthouse

Special virtual event: Greens Ledge Lighthouse, Connecticut, with Tim Pettee

A presentation by Tim Pettee, president of the Greens Ledge Light Preservation Society, about the remarkable restoration of this historic landmark.
Saturday, July 20, at 4:00 p.m EST

Light Hearted Podcast

Concord Point Lighthouse

Light Hearted episode 285 - Bill McIntyre and Carie Palmer, Concord Point, MD

A look at one of the oldest lighthouses in Maryland, located in the charming community of Havre de Grace.

News

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Lighthouse Tours

Alcatraz Island
2024 Northern California
Aug 24, 2024 to Sep 02, 2024
You are in for a real treat to see them up close and personal and some of them from a helicopter. Don't miss this opportunity to see these beautiful California lighthouses!
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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
2024 Southern Maine and New Hampshire
Oct 06, 2024 to Oct 12, 2024

Join us on this tour of Southern Maine and New Hampshire during the fall colors.  You will see 30 lighthouses and enjoy cruising the local waters to see these lighthouses.

Tour Leaders: Tina Hans and Jeremy D'Entremont

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Phare de Sainte Marie
2025 France South By Southwest
Jun 05, 2025 to Jun 21, 2025

Don't miss out on this tour around the south of France.  It starts in Marseille and ends in Paris seeing over 30 lighthouses along the way.  You will never forget the scenery or the culinary delights of French cooking.

Tour Leaders: Chris and Janet Brookes

Tour Cancellation / Refund Policy / Trip Insurance 

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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 above includes a subscription to The Keeper's Log journal!