Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Whaleback Lighthouse website

There's a new website for Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery, Maine. The 1872 lighthouse is owned by the American Lighthouse Foundation and managed by Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.

Check out the downloadable Historic Structure Report on Whaleback. This detailed document lays the foundation for the restoration of the lighthouse. The eventual goal is to restore the lighthouse and to provide public access via boat. The short term goal for this year is to stabilize the structure by sealing the lantern deck, preventing further water entry.

Beginning this Friday, there will be an exhibit at the Discover Portsmouth Center in downtown Portsmouth, NH, called "Rescuing Whaleback Lighthouse: A Wave-Swept Sentinel." The exhibit will continue through September 11, 2010.