Hug A Lighthouse!

If  you are lucky enough to live near a lighthouse ... do what you can to cherish your landmark!   Volunteer to help in whatever way you can to make sure your lighthouse continues to shine.  

Lighthouses are being decommissioned at an alarming rate and there is always need for docents, tour guides, general spruce up and maintenance, or grass roots action to preserve and protect heritage and history.

If you don't have a lighthouse nearby ... please include a visit to one on your next vacation ... every lighthouse has a story to tell!   

You can also learn more about lighthouses across the nation or around the globe by clicking on one of these wonderful sites:
Lighthouse Digest ~ America's Lighthouse News & History Magazine, the world's largest website about lighthouses, including a magazine, a store, and lighthouse information on searchable databases.
The Lighthouse Preservation Society is the non-profit organization that has made lighthouse preservation a national issue with Congressional hearings, conferences, the sponsorship of National Lighthouse Day and its many celebrations, the nomination of US Lighthouse postage stamps, and raising nearly $160 million for over 160 lighthouse projects.  This prestigious group is also the recipient of a Presidential Achievement Award from the federal government for its efforts to preserve our lighthouse heritage.
They welcome your membership and the site store has a great selection of books, posters, notecards and CDs.
The U.S. Lighthouse Society is a non-profit historical and educational organization whose mission is to educate, inform and entertain those interested in lighthouses past and present.  Search the site for their wonderful magazine, the Passport Program, lighthouse tours both domestic and abroad, and their online store with apparel and other merchandise.
The United States Coast Guard has thousands of pages online relating to all aspects of their service and lighthouse history, and links to find almost any information.