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
The USLHS Preservation Grants Program directs our 2020 grants to 24 lighthouses struggling, due to Covid19.
Check out the Society's new lighthouse vacation rental at the Point Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend, WA.
Watch our recorded presentation of our New Zealand, Alaska and Outer Hebrides, Scotland lighthouse tours.
Great Duck Island is more than 200 acres in size and about nine miles south of the much larger Mount Desert Island. The island's light station was established in 1890, with a 42-foot-tall cylindrical brick tower and three keepers’ dwellings. Students and staff from Bar Harbor's College of the Atlantic now live in the remaining keeper’s dwelling much of the year. John Anderson has been a professor at College of the Atlantic for more than 30 years. His field research centers around Great Duck Island.
Learn more about the history and development of Lighthouses in America and around the world.
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.