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.
Featured Lighthouse Tour
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Lighthouse Preservation Grants Program
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The Isles of Shoals are a cluster of nine islands located several miles off the seacoast of New Hampshire and southern Maine. A lighthouse on White Island — the southernmost of the island group — went into service in early 1821. A new 58-foot brick lighthouse tower was built in 1859. In 1993, the island became the property of the State of New Hampshire. Over the years that followed, the lighthouse tower developed major cracks in its exterior. Sue Reynolds, a seventh-grade science teacher at the North Hampton School on the New Hampshire seacoast, started a nonprofit organization called the Lighthouse Kids to save the lighthouse. The effort led to a 2005 restoration. There are four guests in this episode. Sue Reynolds was a public school educator for 40 years and for more than 20 years was a tour boat captain. Nancy Frye Bergeron serves on the board of directors of the Lighthouse Kids. Ed Latta was a Coast Guard light keeper on White Island in the early 1980s. Kyla Cunningham was a Lighthouse Kid circa 2002 and 2003.
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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