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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 all levels of membership. 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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Montauk Lighthouse

Live Virtual Event: Restoration at Montauk Light Station & the return of the historic Fresnel lens

A presentation on an exciting restoration at one of America's most historic lighthouses.
Time: 7:00 PM EST

Light Hearted Podcast

Fascinating stories of a Coast Guard engineer and a wonderful lighthouse restoration

Light Hearted ep 254 – Laurie Perkins, Tawas Point, MI; Dan May’s new book “Preserving America’s Lighthouses”

As an ocean engineer for the Coast Guard, Dan May worked on lighthouse projects from Delaware Bay to the Carolinas to New England, including the relocation of Block Island Southeast Light -- the first move of a major lighthouse structure in the United States. Dan retired as a rear admiral in 2013. He is the author of a new book published by the U.S. Lighthouse Society, called "Preserving America’s Lighthouses: Memoirs of a Coast Guard Ocean Engineer." 


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USLHS Lighthouse Vacation Auction
Our 2023 auction is here! Auction Begins: Monday December 11th - 12:00 PM EST Auction Ends: Sunday December 17th - 7:00 PM EST Visit the auction website now to see all of the amazing locations participating in this years event.

Lighthouse Tours

Nordwest Punt Light
2024 Caribbean Cruise - Waiting List Only
Feb 09, 2024 to Feb 18, 2024
Nothing more pleasant than a getaway during the winter to the Caribbean, except to see lighthouses as well.
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Presque Isle
2024 Solar Eclipse
Apr 07, 2024 to Apr 10, 2024
This tour is for viewing the solar eclipse in Erie Pennsylvania. It is a short 3 day tour during which you view 6 lighthouses.
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Toledo Harbor 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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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, which includes a subscription to The Keeper's Log journal!