Not since the days when keepers staffed Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse has a trip to the site in a peapod boat been more historic than the row set for August 15, 2010.
History will be made when a restored late 1800s wooden peapod boat departs the shoreline of Rockland, Maine, for the lighthouse where the artifact will be placed on permanent exhibit inside the light station’s boathouse.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
|Inside the 1878 lighthouse tower.|
The Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, offer open houses at the lighthouse every Sunday afternoon, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The open houses will continue every Sunday through October 10.
You can read all the details about the open houses by clicking here.
The photos seen here were taken by Bob Trapani at the August 1, 2010, open house.
|Volunteers Bob Hancock, Joanne Yeaton, and Pat Heffernan|
|Volunteers staff tables outside, offering literature and souvenirs|
|Volunteers at the August 1, 2010 open house, L to R: Ross Tracy, Jeremy D'Entremont, Robert Kearns, Jennifer Kearns, Pat Heffernan, Ruth Knowles, Sam Knowles.|
|Ross Tracy, chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, tells visitors about the station's history.|
|Jeremy D'Entremont tells visitors about past keepers of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse|
|Robert Kearns told visitors about the still-active fourth-order lens, surrounded by a green acrylic cylinder.|