Maine's Congressman Mike Michaud’s office circulated a letter to be signed by as many members of the House of Representatives as possible to declare August 7 in Perpetuity as National Lighthouse Day. A formal request by Congress has now been sent to the White House requesting this.
Now is the time for the lighthouse community to let their voices be heard by calling the White House at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 and ask the President to honor the Congressional request sponsored by Rep. Mike Michaud and Rep. Chris Collins for a Presidential Decree to declare August 7 in Perpetuity as National Lighthouse Day (Phone calls to the White House can be made from 9 am to 5 pm EST only)
As a back-up you can also e-mail the White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
This is a very real possibility to get accomplished, but only with the support of the lighthouse community. Please take a moment to call or email the White House today. If all goes well and is successful, we hope to have this coincide with the 225th anniversary of the federalization of our lighthouses.
United States Lighthouse Society
9005 Point No Point Road NE
Hansville, WA 98340
Phone: (415) 362-7255 Fax: (415) 362-7464
We are saddened to report the Old Orchard Lighthouse off the coast of Great Kills Park in Staten Island was simply blown away by Sandy..right off the shoal. After almost 120 years standing as a strong beacon on the Lower Bay...it is gone. Another loss to Staten Island and the lighthouse community.
The success of any lighthouse group is directly related to its ability to attract volunteers. If you would be interested in volunteering at the Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse in Paulsboro, NJ, please contact Marc Kamp at (856) 423-1554. We need volunteers as tour guides, to help with the newsletter, membership, publicity, research and much more. If you are interested in history and lighthouses or you just love Paulsboro, give us a call. We are also interested in hearing from anyone who has pictures, memorabilia or stories about our lighthouse.
All meetings are held at the Paulsboro Municipal Building, 1121 North Delaware Street, Paulsboro, NJ at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month. All Welcome!
Web site: www.tinicumrearrangelighthouse.org
“Stairway to the Stars” at Cape May Lighthouse
The perfect ending to a
Cape May day—Climb the Cape May Lighthouse
at night and see the sky ablaze with stars.
Tours include a trolley ride
from Cape May to Cape May Point featuring an
entertaining narrated tour. 8:00 p.m. Other
tours available(all tours seasonal). Sponsored
by the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC).
For more information, call 609-884-5404 or
800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.