Monday, July 19, 2010

Whaleback exhibit continues

The exhibit, "Rescuing Whaleback Lighthouse: A Wave-swept Sentinel," continues at the Discover Portsmouth Center in Portsmouth, NH, through September 11.

Above, Debbie Thomas, a volunteer of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, views part of the exhibit.

Left: Visitors filter into the exhibit area during the opening reception on July 1.

Left, Don Perkins and Jim Pope stand next to Don's model of Whaleback Lighthouse, which stands on a ledge offshore from Kittery, Maine. Jim was one of the last Coast Guard keepers at Whaleback in the early 1960s.

This buoy lens and lantern, found underwater near Whaleback Ledge by Jim Austin of Kittery, is one of the centerpieces of the exhibit.

L to R: Jeremy D'Entremont, president of the American Lighthouse Foundation; Ross Tracy, chair of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse; and Bob Trapani, executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation, at the reception.

For more on the exhibit, click here.

Photos 1, 3, and 5 by Jennifer Kearns. Photos 2 and 4 by Robert Kearns.