Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Photo of the Day: Great Captain Island Lighthouse, Greenwich, Connecticut

I took this photo circa 2000, during my one and only visit to Great Captain Island. For many years, the ferry to the island was restricted to Greenwich residents and their guests. That has changed recently -- now anyone is permitted to ride the ferry. Click here for more info.

And there's more good news! The lighthouse was recently restored. The caretaker had moved out in 2003 because of the poor condition of the building. In May 2009, Greenwich native Mike Nickerson moved in as caretaker, with his wife and 10-month-old son. The Nickersons plan to live on the island year round.

New England Lighthouse Tours 2010 schedule

I've been working on my "New England Lighthouse Tours" schedule for 2010. I've got some of the tours up at www.ooh.com -- check on the lower left where it says "More activities by this seller."

I'll be adding more tours soon, and I'll also be revamping my own tour site.