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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.

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Featured Lighthouse Tour

2020 South Carolina and Georgia

Apr 18, 2020 to Apr 27, 2020

What's New

Our 2020 member lighthouse calendar "Lights On" is now available in our online shop.

Frederick Mikkelsen was a Coast Guard light keeper at Conimicut Lighthouse in Rhode Island circa 1958 to 1961. The cast-iron “sparkplug” style lighthouse was built at the mouth of the Providence River in 1883. It was the one of the last lighthouses in the nation to be converted to electricity. One of Fred’s most memorable experiences in his three years at the lighthouse was a 1960 hurricane.

New Thomas Point Shoal - Tumbler

Help support the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse by purchasing one of these unique tumblers.
For each one purchased, $1 is donated to the restoration of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse.

Help support a complete restoration of the lighthouse's steel beams!

Read a variety of articles that have been digitized from The Keeper's Log magazine and are now available online!

Lighthouse History

Learn more about the history and development of Lighthouses in America and around the world.

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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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