Saturday, July 7, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Guiding Lights: Nantucket’s Lighthouses, Keepers and Their Families - at the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum
The exhibitions are devoted to the history of Nantucket lifesaving, famous shipwrecks and rescues around the island, life-saving equipment, daily routine at life-saving stations, and the United States Coast Guard today.
New for 2012 in the Monaghan Gallery, May 24 – October 8, 2012:
Guiding Lights: Nantucket’s Lighthouses, Keepers and Their Families
This season, you'll want to visit the museum to learn about these historic monuments and their past keepers and families. The photos and stories in this exhibit pay tribute to the strength and greatness of these remarkable lighthouses and the men, women, and children who lived and worked at them.
Come visit the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum, and enjoy new exhibits, family-friendly programs and more designed to appeal to all ages. Click here for the museum's website.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Summer-long tours of the United States’ first and oldest lighthouse station
Boston MA- The Boston Harbor Island Alliance will once again take visitors on a journey that unleashes the history and splendor that the Boston Harbor Island national park areas have to offer, with summer tours of Boston Light—the oldest lighthouse station in the United States.
The three hour excursion begins with a boat cruise, taking visitors on a voyage with a 45-minute park ranger-narrated tour of the Boston Harbor Islands. Sights include the two other historic lighthouses of Boston Harbor – Long Island Head Light and The Graves Light. Once docking at Little Brewster Island, home of Boston Light, visitors meet with the Lighthouse keeper and get a close up look at Boston Light's Fresnel lens—the only Fresnel lens still in use.
Visitors also have the option of packing a picnic to eat while taking in the spectacular views of the harbor. By the tour’s end visitors will be left in admiration for the awe inspiring views and unique experience.
WHAT: A three-hour boat trip to the Boston Harbor Islands and a tour of the Little Brewster Island and Boston Light
WHEN: June 30 - September 30, 2012. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Departing at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boston Harbor Islands; Trip departs from the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion.
TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com. Walk up sales available at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion 60 minutes prior to departure ($5 service fee applies).
For more information and the full schedule of ferry service, visit www.bostonharborislands.org.