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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