National Lighthouse Day

blogboston2 Since August 7, 1989, National Lighthouse Day has been celebrated and where feasible Lighthouse grounds are open to the public. August 7, 1989 was the 200th anniversary of the federal Lighthouse Act that gave Congress authority over the nation’s Lighthouse. On April 28, 1988, Senator John H. Chafee from Rhode Island sponsored a joint resolution to designate August 7 as National Lighthouse Day which President Ronald Reagan signed as Public Law No. 100-622 on November 5, 1988.

Local New England Lighthouse events scheduled for the week of National Lighthouse Day:

Wednesday, August 1 and 8, 2007 – Chatham Light Open House, 1 to 3:30pm (508 ) 430-0628 Google Map Directions

– Nauset Light Open House, 4:30 to 7:30pm, Nauset Light Tour Schedule
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August 1 to 7, 2007 – The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company will celebrate National Lighthouse Day with a onboard 50/50 Raffle on their daily cruises that pass near Portsmouth Harbor Light, Whaleback Light, and White Island Light with the proceeds supporting Lighthouses maintained by the American Lighthouse Foundation.
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August 1 to 7, 2007 – Tours of the Rockland Harbor Breakwater Lighthouse will be held every day during the Maine Lobster Festival.
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Thursday, August 2, 2007 – Nobska Point Light Open house from 9:30 to 11:30am
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Friday, August 3, 2007 – Boston Light Cruise from 1:30 to 4:30pm.
The cost is $28 per adult,
Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands at (781) 740-4290
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Sunday, August 5, 2007 – Nauset Light Open House 4:30 to 7:30pm,
Nauset Light Tour Schedule
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Sunday, August 5, 2007 – Lighthouse cruise aboard the M/V Granite State from 8:30am to 1pm for viewing Portsmouth Harbor Light, Whaleback Light, White Island Light, Boon Island Light and the Cape Neddick “Nubble” Light. The cost is $35 per adult, Granite State Whale Watch at 603-964-5545.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007 – Thacher Island Association Art & Photo Day
Three trips depart from Rockport Harbor to Thacher Island Twin Lights at 8, 9, 10am and return at 3,4, and 5pm. For reservations, call (978 ) 546-7697
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Saturday, Aug 11, 2007 Portsmouth Harbor Light Open house from 10am to 2pm followed by The New England Bluegrass Band & Shannachie Concert (Irish Folk music) at 3pm to benefit the American Lighthouse Foundation preservation fund. South Church, 292 State Street Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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For National Lighthouse Day events outside of New England, search Google for the Lighthouse web-site that manages and/or maintains the Lighthouse to see if events are scheduled.

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About Debbie Dolphin

Lighthouse author and photographer living in New England

Posted on August 1, 2007, in Holidays and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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