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STOP Section 1670 of HR.5569

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Below are just a few lighthouses that are owned and managed by nonprofit groups.

Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina says that nonprofits are here today and gone tomorrow. Don’t you believe it!

Congressman Walter Jones and others say the local government agencies can do a better job of maintaining and restoring lighthouses, yet he was a firm supporter of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act, yet now he is violating that same law he helped pass.

We say to Congressman Jones, “Politicians are also here today and gone tomorrow.”

Write your Congressman today and tell them that nonprofits are much better equipped to save lighthouses and do not let Congress violate the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act and ask them to stop Section 1670 of HR.5569.

Whitlocks Mill Light, ME - Calais Historical Society

Little River Light, ME - American Lighthouse Foundation

Nash Island Light, ME - Friends of Nash Island Light

Great Duck Island Light, ME - College of the Atlantic

Mount Desert Rock Light, ME - College of the Atlantic

Heron Neck Light, ME - Island Institute

Deer Island Thorofare Light, ME - Island Heritage Trust

Eagle Island Light, ME - Eagle Light Caretakers

Whitehead Light, ME - Pine Island Camp

Ram Island Light, ME - Ram Island Preservation Society

Doubling Point Light, ME - Friends of Doubling Point Light

Doubling Point Range Lights, ME - Range Light Keepers

Seguin Island Light, ME - Friends of Seguin Island

Spring Point Ledge Light, ME - Spring Point Ledge Light Trust

Goat Island Light, ME - Kennebunkport Conservation Trust

Scituate Light, MA - Scituate Historical Society

Plum Beach Light, RI - Friends of Plum Beach Light

Stonington Harbor Lighthouse, CT - Stonington Historical Society

Sheffield Island Light, CT - Norwalk Seaport Association

Old Cape Henry Light, VA - Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities

Montauk Point Light, NY - Montauk Historical Society

Esopus Meadows Light, NY - Save Esopus Lighthouse Commission

Saugerties Light, NY - Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy

Hudson-Athens Light, NY - Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society

Sodus Bay Light, NY - Sodus Bay Historical Society

Fort Niagara Light, NY - Old Fort Niagara Association

Absecon Lighthouse, NJ - Inlet Public/Private Association (IPPA)

Overfalls Lightship, DE - Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation

Seven Foot Knoll Light, MD - Baltimore Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Lightship, MD - - Baltimore Maritime Museum

Hooper Strait Light, MD - Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Drum Point Light, MD - Calvert Marine Museum

Portsmouth Lightship, VA - Portsmouth Lightship Museum

Bald Head Island (Old Baldy) Light, NC - Old Baldy Foundation

Tybee Island Light, GA - Tybee Island Historical Society

Key West Light, FL - Key West Art and Historical Society

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