Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse Thanksgiving
Recently, Dirk Kempthorne, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, approved the National Park Service’s recommendation to transfer ownership of Whaleback Lighthouse to the American Lighthouse Foundation, the key New England volunteer organization responsible for saving and preserving twenty Lighthouse Treasures.
The 50-foot high granite Lighthouse actively guards the entrance to the Piscataqua River and marks the approach to Portsmouth Harbor. Both the Beacon and Fog Signal will be maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. The historic Lighthouse structure will be restored and preserved by the teamwork of the American Lighthouse Foundation and their local chapter, the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.
We are thankful that another New England Treasure has been saved and this distinctive coastal icon will be preserved for everyone to visit someday in the near future.
For historic, Lighthouse Cruises, and travel information about Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse, please click on the photo of this post.
For Map Directions, please visit the Google Map of Whaleback Ledge Light
Related Past Posts:
- Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse Open House, Oct 2, 2007
A Photo Presentation of our visits to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse
- Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse Tour, Sep 22, 2007
- Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse Support?, Aug 30, 2007
- Whaleback Ledge Light, A Beacon to save Fish?, Aug 11, 2007
- Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse for sale?, July 16, 2007
Related News Source:
Whaleback Lighthouse Receives New Keepers, November 18, 2008