Lighthouse Keeper Volunteers Honored!

blogportsmouth Tis the season for so many thankful reasons and Bob Trapani, the executor director of the American Lighthouse Foundation, has expressed his thanks by honoring the dedication and hard work of 17 New England Lighthouse volunteers!

Seventeen Lighthouse Keeper Volunteers were recognized this month for going beyond the call of duty to save and preserve American Lighthouses, the Symbol of Safety in our maritime heritage. The selfless efforts of these modern Light-keepers also honors the vigilance and sacrifices of American Light-keepers who served from 1716 to 1998 to safeguard mankind from the dark misfortunes of the sea.

When visiting the following Lighthouses, please stop by and thank these hard working volunteers for keeping our Lights shining Bright!

Friends of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Rockland, Maine:Eric Davis and Sandy Clements

Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford Pool, Maine:Sean Murphy and Shirley Stallings

Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, New Harbor, Maine:Joseph Ponti, Sue Merrick, and Doug Merrick

Friends of Little River Lighthouse, Cutler, Maine:
Al Vachon and Pat Vachon?

Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, New Castle, New Hampshire:
Sharon Mills and William Marshall

Cape Cod Chapter (Race Point Lighthouse), Provincetown, Massachusetts:
David Spang and Michele Dirksen

Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, Riverside, Rhode Island:
David Kelleher and Rob Charbonneau

New England Lighthouse Lovers
Ron Foster, ConnecticutFrank Carbone, Massachusetts


For more information about the preservation efforts of these Guiding Light Volunteer Light-Keepers, please visit this Related News Source:Volunteer “Keepers of the Light” Honored by the American Lighthouse Foundation

For more information about the American Lighthouse Foundation and how to volunteer to save our Lighthouse heritage, please visit the

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About Debbie Dolphin

Lighthouse author and photographer living in New England

Posted on November 29, 2007, in Preservation News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Kathy,

    Thank you for your heartfelt words of appreciation!

    Every time we visit a Lighthouse, my husband and I thank the volunteers we meet, and we would like to thank every volunteer keeping these New England Lighthouse treasures alive on our voyages,

    New England Lighthouse Keeper Volunteers are “a breath of Beacon Salvation.”
    Many of New England Lighthouses have been saved thanks to the dedicated hard work and love of many Beacons of Light.

    May the Wind sail you into a safe harbors where your Beacons shine Bright!

  2. They have my many thanks! We wouldn’t be able to enjoy them
    if it wasn’t for these people giving their time – we feel the love!

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