On July the Friends of Flying Santa, Inc., a nonprofit group carrying on the 75-year-old tradition of bringing Christmas cheer to people at New England lighthouses and Coast Guard stations, offered their first-ever tour of Rhode Island lighthouses. The tour bus first visited Warwick Light followed by Point Judith Light, at an active Coast Guard Station at the southwest entrance to Narragansett Bay. In the afternoon the group went to historic Beavertail Light in Jamestown, which was open for a public open house at the same time. The last stop was Castle Hill Light in Newport, which was opened by crew from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill.
The Friends of Flying Santa are offering a three-day Connecticut tour, October 15-17. The tour will include the lighthouses at Stonington, Lynde Point, Saybrook Breakwater, Stratford Point, Five Mile Point (New Haven Harbor), and Avery Point, as well as Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium. Check out www.flyingsanta.org for details.
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