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International Lighthouse Challenge Announced

Passport May Be Required


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Three different lighthouse groups have announced a “Lights Across the Border Lighthouse Challenge,” that will take place on Saturday, August 9, 2008. The Challenge will include Head Harbour Lighthouse and Muholland Lighthouses both on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, and Lubec Channel Lighthouse, West Quoddy Lighthouse and Little River Lighthouse in the State of Maine in the United States.

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The Friends of Head Harbour Lighthouse, West Quoddy Head Light Keeper’s Association and Friends of Little River Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation are planning the event to draw public attention to the lighthouses and educate others about their efforts to save the structures sand preserve the history.

The event will begin at Head Harbour Lighthouse on Campobello Island in New Brunswick and finish with a trip to Little River Lighthouse in Cutler, Maine. There will be an evening lobster supper on the mainland in Cutler.

The event will have special T-shirts and other souvenir items that will only be available for sale on the day of the event that will feature the logo of the “Lights Across the Border Challenge.” Participants will be given an official Challenge map, which will be stamped, at each location, to prove they were there, and everyone completing the Challenge will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Although people are not yet required to have passports to cross to and from the United States and Canada, the law may change by the time of the event. If the law does change, participants will be required to have a Passport and are encouraged to apply for one now, if they don’t yet have one.

Although the event booklet will not be mailed out until the spring of 2008, pre-registration, which is $15.00 per person, is encouraged before the event, since registration from fifteen days prior to the Challenge up to the day of the event will increase to $25.00 per person.

Registrations for the event can now be made by mailing $15.00 per person to: Lights Across the Border Lighthouse Challenge, P.O. Box 671, East Machias, ME 04630, USA

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