Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wreaths at Portsmouth Harbor & Portland Head Lights

From Bob Trapani, executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation:

Here are two features with a Christmas holiday connection. This year at both Portsmouth Harbor and Portland Head lights, the wreaths established on the towers involved the U.S. Coast Guard, which is neat from both lighthouse heritage and community partnership perspectives.

Photo of the Day: Halfway Rock Lighthouse, Maine

This was taken during my first cruise near Halfway Rock, circa 1999. I've only been close to this lighthouse twice, both times on Les McNelly's boat Sea Escape II.

I'm always fascinated by remote offshore lighthouses like this. It's so hard to imagine living somewhere like this all year, through storms and all kinds of conditions. I interviewed a former Coast Guard keeper a few years ago and wrote this story.

This dramatic lighthouse is licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation.

You can also read more on my website.