Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wave of Future Sweeps Over Maine’s Whaleback Lighthouse

Whaleback Lighthouse

has seen the future and

it shines and responds as well as ever to mariners seeking its guiding presence.

In October 2009 the

United States Coast

Guard completed an aids to navigation (ATON) upgrade to both the optic and foghorn systems that will ensure the 137-year old lighthouse remains

Storm seas are not the only waves to break over Whaleback Lighthouse

Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont

reliable, efficient and on the cutting edge of 21st century technology.

Click here to read the rest of this story by Bob Trapani, Jr.

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse Listed on National Register!

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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (New Hampshire) has been honored by the United States Secretary of the Interior with placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. The lighthouse is listed in the National Register along with the associated keeper's dwelling (1872) and oil house (1903).

This is exciting news for Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse because it brings deserved attention to the lighthouse, and also because it means the organization is now eligible for certain grants that require National Register status.

Thanks to the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard, who played major roles in making this happen.