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Jan/Feb 2013

This month’s cover is a vintage and rare color image of the 1856 tower of Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts showing the first keeper’s house, which was demolished in 1902 and replaced by a much larger structure. The lighthouse is also known as Aquinnah Lighthouse. In 1956 when the light station was automated, in a travesty to lighthouse preservation, the United States Coast demolished the keeper’s house. Today, the Gay Head Lighthouse is being threatened by erosion and is now in imminent danger of toppling down the eroding cliff. The lighthouse has been added to the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of Endangered Lighthouses. The image is courtesy of Jim Claflin of Kenrick A. Claflin & Son at www.LighthouseAntiques.net.

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157 Steps... To the End of an Era

By Bill Edwards

A Lighthouse Among the Rockets

By Roger McCormick

A Temporary Fix in Saving Cape San Blas Lighthouse

By Timothy Harrison

Abbie Burgess

By Dave Gamage

ALF to move to Owls Head Lighthouse

By Kathleen Finnegan

And In The Print Edition ...

Collecting Nautical Antiques

By Jim Claflin

Covert Affairs at Green Island Lighthouse

By Timothy Harrison

Experience Counted at Ashland Breakwater Light

Feds Sue for Return of Lighthouse Lens

Fowey Rocks Lighthouse Ownership Transferred

Hurricane Sandy Claims New York’s Old Orchard Shoal Lighthouse

By Timothy Harrison

Jack The Donkey

By Dave Gamage

Keepers Korner

By Timothy Harrison

Lighthouse Bridge to Be Demolished

New Lantern Installed at Admiralty Head Lighthouse

New Lens at Crisp Point

Pigeon Point Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Rowing the Cow Ashore

By Eugene Swan

Street Gang Seeks Revenge on Lightkeeper, Burn House, Almost Kill Keeper’s Daughter

By David E. Cook

The Night Pigeon Point Was Invaded

By JoAnn Semones

Wickie’s Wisdom

By Timothy Harrison


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