Lighthouse Spring is in Full Swing!

May flowers are the sign of Lighthouse Open Houses and Lighthouse events throughout the spring and summer season! Across the nation, local Lighthouse societies are opening their lighthouse to public tours which offer a glimpse into our maritime heritage and picturesque scenic harbor or coastal views.

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If you live in New England or plan to visit New England, here are some forthcoming Lighthouse spring events:

May 1st to October 31st – The seasonal Lighthouse Restaurant is open!

May 16-18, 2008 – American Lighthouse Foundation Spring Spectacular: This weekend event includes Lighthouse Cruises to see 5 Lighthouses from the Nubble Light to White Island Light, “Lighthouse Trivia Challenge,” and ALF’s Annual Light Buffet Dinner. For ticket information, please Click Here!

May 17-18, 2008 – Long Island Lighthouse Challenge: Public Tours of six Lighthouses a little south of New England on Long Island, New York. For more information, please Click Here!

May 17, 2008, 9:30 to 11:30 am – Nobska Lighthouse Open House: please note that children must be 45-inches tall and 6-years old. For more information, email Abtda@aol.com.

May 18, 1:00 to 4:00 pm – Open house at Nauset Lighthouse and the three Sisters Lighthouses: For more information, call 508-240-2612, and donations are welcome.

May 18, 2008, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Race Point Light Open House: For more information, call 508-255-3421, and donations are welcome.

May 21, 2008, 1:00 to 3:30 pm – Chatham Lighthouse Open House: please note that children under 5 are not allowed to climb the Tower. For more information, contact Jeff Davis at prisjeff@capecod.net.

May 24, 2008, 9:00 to 5:00 pm – Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Open House: The first Open House of the summer season and the Lighthouse will be open every weekend from 9:00 to 5:00 pm throughout the season to the Columbus Day weekend.

May 24, 2008, 1:00 to 5:00 pm – Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse Open House: a donation of $2 for adults and $1 for children is suggested to climb the lighthouse. Children under 42 inches tall are NOT allowed to climb the Tower.

May 24, 2008 – Opening of the Bay: Open House of Gurnet Point (Plymouth) Lighthouse

May 25, 1:00 to 4:00 pm – Nauset Lighthouse Open house: For more information, call 508-240-2612, and donations are welcome.

May 29, 2008, 8:30 to 6:00 pm – Lighthouses of Portsmouth & Portland motorcoach tour: A luxury motorcoach tour of Portland, Maine Lighthouses, the Nubble Light, and Portsmouth Light narrated by Jeremy D’Entremont. The tour departs from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Tickets are $49 for adults, $29 for children 12 and under and available on the New England Lighthouse Tours web page or call (603) 431-9155 to make a reservation.

May 30, 2008, 8:30 to 1:30 pm – Seacoast Lights and Portsmouth Harbor by Land & Sea: A bus and boat tour of Portsmouth Harbor Lights and Nubble Light narrated by Jeremy D’Entremont.

Tickets are $49 for adults, $29 for children 12 and under and available on the New England Lighthouse Tours web page or call (603) 431-9155 to make a reservation.

May 31, 2008, 10:00-3:00 pm- New England Lighthouse Lovers Spring Cruise: A Spring Lighthouse Cruise of eleven lighthouses located in Connecticut and New York! For more information, please Click Here!

June 01, 2008 – Don Muirhead Annual Lighthouse Cruise: Sea views of Gurnet Point (Plymouth) Lighthouse and Bug (Duxbury Pier) Lights, weather permitting. For tickets, please contact Dolly Bicknell at info@buglight.org.

Hot off the Digital Presses from Bob Trapani:
June 7 and 8, 2008 – Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge: Public Tours of eight lighthouses and one lighthouse museum sponsored by the Friends of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. Climb the Towers to capture the beauty of the Beacons and scenic midcoast Maine!

For more information, please call (207) 785-4609 or visit Friends of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Web site.

For more information about the Lighthouses, please click on the links.

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About Debbie Dolphin

Lighthouse author and photographer living in New England

Posted on May 11, 2008, in Open House, Preservation News, Travel and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hi Kim of Laketrees Art Galleries and Portrait Emporium,

    It is another peculiar problem in the wide world of the web where shady spiders steal posts and change the name of the author for Google rewards.

    Hopefully, bringing them to light will stop their practice?

    Thank you for your great compliments!

    Our grandchildren enjoy playing around the Dolphin Island Lighthouse and the little ones love to watch the waterfall!

  2. hmmm Debbie..
    that’s a shame that people would stoop so low as to steal your post …
    it’s a great post btw…and an excellent resource for tourists…
    congratulations on a great effort…
    love the pic with the miniature lighthouse and the little smiley frog with the umbrella 🙂

    laketrees’s last blog post..101 Top Artists’ Blogs Art Competion

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