Monthly Archives: July 2008
|Photo credit: Timothy Harrison|
|Little River Light Station|
On July 21st, the Friends of Little River Lighthouse opened the Keeper’s House for overnight guests after the Boy Scouts and volunteers worked eight years to restore the Lighthouse located on Little River Island in Cutler, Maine.
The Keeper’s House has three Guest Bedrooms with a double bed in each room. The price for first year guests is $75.00 per night and guests need to pack their food, beverages, bottled water, bed linens or sleeping bag, and towels.
With no television, a foghorn will entertain you while you sleep. If you have no problems with sharing the Kitchen, Living Room, and the two Bathrooms with other guests than this secluded 15-acre wooded island could be your ideal retreat. Little River Island overlooks the Bay of Fundy with scenic vistas of Cutler’s rocky Bold Coast, Grand Manan Island, and Machias Seal Island Lighthouse can be seen in the distance on a clear day.
According to Timothy Harrison, the proceeds from the overnight guests will help maintain the Lighthouse. Timothy Harrison is the co-chairman of the Friends of Little River Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, and the editor of Lighthouse Digest.
For more information about Lodging and reservations, please call 207-259-3833 or visit their web site at www.LittleRiverLight.org.
For more information about the Lighthouse, please visit
Little River Lighthouse Scouts, Aug 30, 2007
Google Map of Little River Lighthouse
Related News Source:
Little River Lighthouse Opens for Overnight Stays, Jul 11, 2008
On July 7th, the federal real estate agents aka the General Services Administration (GSA) opened a online auction for Lighthouse Dreamers with deep pockets able to bid on Borden Flats Lighthouse, 50-foot high white conical cast iron Tower located in the mouth of the Taunton River, Massachusetts.
Any Lighthouse Dreamer can place a $10,000 opening online bid at the GSA auction of Borden Flats Lighthouse web site. The Notice of Online Auction for Borden Flats Lighthouse outlines the terms of sale, bid instructions, and a Bid Registration Form. Bidders must allow access to the Coast Guard to maintain their Light and Fog Signal and to the National Oceanic and Atmosperic Administration (NOAA) for monitoring and maintaining their antennae.
For legal occupancy of the submerged land beneath the Lighthouse, the winning Bidder needs to obtain a Chapter 91 license from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The Lighthouse must be restored and maintained in accordance to federal and state regulations
In 1881, Borden Flats Light was built to replace a stone Daymark that marked a dangerous shoal and reef known as Borden Flats in the mouth of the Taunton River to protect the increased shipping traffic to one of the textile capitals in the nation.
Borden Flats was named after the Borden family, a prominent Fall River family who founded the city with Col. Church in 1803. Fall River is renowned as the home town of Lizzie Borden, who was acquitted of the notorious ax murders of her father, Andrew and stepmother, Abby Borden on August 4, 1892. The Victorian Greek Revival home of Lizzie Borden is currently a Bed & Breakfast with a Museum.
Borden Flats Light was automated in 1963. The Fourth-order Fresnel Lens was replaced by a modern 250 mm plastic lens in 1977 and the Fog Bell was replaced by a modern electronic fog horn in 1983.
The Lighthouse, located near the Braga Bridge (I-195) over the Taunton River, is an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. A distant view of Borden Flats Light can be seen from Battleship Cove, the home port of Battleship Massachusetts and The Marine Museum at Fall River.
In September 2006, the Lighthouse became available for adoption by any local group able to preserve the Borden Flats Light according to the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.
Google Map of Borden Flats Lighthouse.
|Photo credit: Debbie Dolphin ©2008..|
|Graves Lighthouse, Boston Harbor|
Notable New England Lighthouse events for the week before National Lighthouse Day:
Thursday, July 31, 2008 ~ New England Lighthouse Tours: Lighthouses of Portsmouth, NH & Portland, Maine tour, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Google Map Directions
Friday, August 1, 2008 ~ New England Lighthouse Tours: Seacoast Lights and Portsmouth Harbor by Land & Sea, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Google Map Directions
Local New England Lighthouse events scheduled for the week of National Lighthouse Day:
National Lighthouse Day Events ~ Thursday, August 7, 2008
1. New England Lighthouse Tours: Haunted Lighthouses tour from Portsmouth, NH, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Google Map Directions
Friday, August 8, 2008 ~ New England Lighthouse Tours: Seacoast Lights and Portsmouth Harbor by Land & Sea, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Google Map Directions
Saturday, August 9, 2008 ~ “Lights Across the Border” International Lighthouse Challenge, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Notable Lighthouse Day events outside New England:
For other 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 any holiday events are scheduled.
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.
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This 7 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, 3766 Sq. feet Lighthouse Dream Home can be yours for $2.95 million. The Montana Light House is located south of Woods Bay and overlooks Flathead Lake in Bigfork, Montana. The attached Lighthouse provides breathtaking views of the country lake.
The 188 square mile liquid playground provides boating, fishing, sailing, and swimming fun. The exclusive millionaires’ lighthouse playground is near the Eagle Bend Golf Club.
For an approximate map location of the Light House, please visit the Google Map of Flathead Lake Lighthouse
Photo Credit: Trails West Eagle Bend Realty
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