Friday, July 23, 2010

Welcome to Rose Island Lighthouse!

Rose Island Lighthouse in Newport Harbor, Rhode Island, is one of the jewels of New England lighthouses. Whether you choose to visit for an hour or to spend a week as the "keeper," I guarantee you'll love this place. You can read all about what Rose Island has to offer on the website of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation.

When I visited the island two days ago, I took this video of Dave McCurdy, director of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, at the top of the tower.

Plum Beach Lighthouse License Plate

The Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse, owners of the historic lighthouse located under the Jamestown Bridge on Narragansett Bay in North Kingstown, RI, remind everyone that their Rhode Island Lighthouse license plate program begins in earnest this weekend.

More than 1600 lighthouse license plates have been ordered through the Friends as a fund-raiser to repaint the lighthouse.  The "Plate Event" will be held in retail space at the Quonset Gateway Shopping Center in North Kingstown on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 & 25, from 9-5 each day.

The space the group is using was donated to the nonprofit group by owners New Boston Fund.  It is located at the corner of Post Road and Rt. 403 in North Kingstown.On hand at the event will be several North Kingstown merchants from the shopping center along with others from the town to promote the area.  One quarter of the plate applicants are from North Kingstown and Saunderstown, where the lighthouse is located, but applicants from 38 of 39 Rhode Island towns will be coming to collect their new plates.