With the arrival of the holiday season last month, the Hospital Point Lighthouse Team continued their tradition of placing a holiday wreath and a star on the Hospital Point Lighthouse in Beverly, Massachusetts. The Lighthouse Team, comprised of 21 members from the North Shore Division, look forward to this annual event.
At left, Coast Guard Auxiliarists Ted Karr, Bob Olenio, Mike Henderson, and Walt Blazewich tend the lines from the ground while Rich Skryness and Kevin Meagher guide the wreath from the top. As one of Beverly's most familiar landmarks, the lighthouse commands a spectacular view of Salem Sound and three other area lighthouses.
The Hospital Point Team Leader, Phil Karwowski, recently won third place in the 2012 Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest. His entry "First Light" (right), a photo of Hospital Point Lighthouse, won third prize in the "Images of the Essex National Heritage Area" category.
The photo was taken at sunrise on a clear but chilly January morning. This photo, along with those of the other winners, will be exhibited at the National Park Visitor Center in Salem and at the office of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission in Haverhill for one year.