Frankfort (MI) raises awareness for Lighthouse Restoration Project

The City of Frankfort's Lighthouse is a staple to their Maritime History.  Now the Lighthouse Restoration Project is raising awareness to help raise the funds they need to fulfill this project.

Frankfort North Breakwater, MI - Chad Kaiser

The lighthouse was first built in 1912, making it 112 years old. During 1932, the second portion of the lighthouse was built where it is now. They then moved the first portion to the top making it what it is today. With that age comes a lot of damage for the much-needed restoration.

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'Korea Lighthouse Week' to promote maritime tourism across country

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries are co-hosting the inaugural "Korea Lighthouse Week," an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of lighthouses for maritime safety and their value as tourist attractions.

Homigot, South Korea - Paul Bailey

The two ministries said the event commemorates World Lighthouse Day, which falls on July 1.

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The Makapu'u (HI) Lighthouse trail to close as HECO crews remove unused power lines

A popular East Oahu hiking trail will be closed on Tuesday for Hawaiian Electric Company work, officials said.

Makapu'u Point, HI - Thomas A Tag

The Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail and Kaiwi State Shoreline will close for removal of de-energized power lines. 

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Kenosha photography group using skills to help North Pier Lighthouse (WI) owner

When Kenosha'a Thomas Corrao started a local sunrise photography group, he didn't realize how popular it would soon become.

Kenosha North Pierhead, WI - Thomas A Tag

"It started off with five people and it's grown now, we're almost at 4,000," Corrao said. And it's only been a year and one month. It's taken off."

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Federal government gives Beavertail (RI) Lighthouse to the state. What to know

In the Town Council chambers, representatives of the federal government handed over a giant ceremonial deed to state officials, marking the transfer of the Beavertail Lighthouse to the state Department of Environmental Management.

Beavertail, RI - J Candace Clifford

For the president of the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association, Varoujan Karentz, the transfer has been a long time coming. 

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Restoration of iconic Pemaquid Point Maine lighthouse destroyed in January storm begins

A century-old bell tower at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse that was destroyed by the January storms is finally being repaired - with its original bricks.

Pemquid Point Fog Station Repair - Jules Walkup/ Bangor Daily News

The lighthouse in Bristol was commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1827. The fog bell in the tower nearby was built by Henry Hooper, Paul Revere's apprentice.

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Waterfront real estate for $450,000? It's the Smith Point Lighthouse, VA

Smith Point Lighthouse isn't for the faint of heart (or stomach). Getting there, about three miles from shore, requires a journey by boat that can take up to an hour on a choppy day. The entrance consists of two corroded ladders wobbling with every gust of wind. A railing with missing rungs hovers above the tempestuous waters below.

Smith Point, VA - Mike & Carol McKinney

The structure- three stories tall, white paint peeling off the distressed brick - can seem imposing.

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Firelands Symphony returns to Marblehead (OH) lighthouse

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra  under the direction of Carl Topilow, presents "Pops on the Peninsula" at 5p.m. at the Marblehead Lighthouse.

Marblehead, OH - Thomas A Tag

The concert is free and open to the public.

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Summer Science Fun for Kids at Piney Point Lighthouse

Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to engage in four days of STEAM programming at the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum. The sessions will take place from July 8-11, 2024 and July 22-25, 2024, focusing on outdoor science and exploration under the guidance of museum staff and education coordinator Sara Saunders, a local biologist.

Piney Point, MD - J Candace Clifford

The program is designed to immerse kids in the vibrant ecology of the Potomac River.

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Hereford Inlet (NJ) Lighthouse Marking 150th Anniversary Year

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, the 5-Mile Island's oldest structure - it was designed by the draftsman who later gained fame for designing the Library of Congress - is marking its 150th anniversary year.

Hereford Inlet, NJ - Jeff Gales

The celebration of the anniversary on May 11, exactly 150 years since the lighthouse was first lit, included historic presentations, music, a birthday cake and a presentation on Augustin Fresnel, who was the designer of the lighthouse's first lens.

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