Other Lighthouse Events

Subject: Delaware Bay Lighthouse Sail Aboard the Schooner AJ
 Meerwald - Sept 21, 2014

 Greetings from the Schooner AJ Meerwald.  I want to
 make you aware of an upcoming event that you and your
 members may find of interest and ask for your help in
 spreading the word about it.

 On Sunday, September 21, 2014, we are doing a Delaware
 Bay Lighthouse Sail from 12:00 - 6:00 pm.  The sail starts
 and ends in Bivalve, NJ.  In addition to getting a close-up
 view of some of the Delaware Bay Lighthouses, passengers
 will also get to experience our 1928 Delaware Bay Oyster
 Schooner and learn about her 86-year history.  A box lunch
 option is also available from the Oyster Cracker
 Café.

Reservations can be made online or by calling
856-785-2060.


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.
 




 
 This is what remains after Hurricane Sandy.
 
Old Orchard after Sandy

 


Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse Needs Volunteers

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
Email: info@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.


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