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Clarification of the confusion

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We are located in the small coastal resort town of Wells, Maine, a community that seems to have a monopoly on the word “lighthouse” in the phone book.

For example, we get calls for room reservations for the Lighthouse Motel and calls asking what time services start at the Lighthouse Church.

However, the biggest confusion seems to be between Lighthouse Digest magazine, Lighthouse Depot Catalog, Lighthouse Depot retail store, the Museum of Lighthouse History, and the American Lighthouse Foundation, which are all headquartered in Wells.

Although they may be closely related and help each other out, in fact they are separate business entities in the same town.

Some people mail donations to Lighthouse Depot, when in fact they should mail donations to the nonprofit American

Lighthouse Foundation. Others call Lighthouse Digest magazine to ask for the store hours or to request a catalog or place an order

when they should be calling Lighthouse Depot and others send stories or story ideas to Lighthouse Depot when they should be sending them to Lighthouse Digest. Don’t worry; remember when I said that we all work closely together and help each other out?

Well, we are generally able to straighten it all out without anyone ever knowing the difference.

However, to make it easier for everyone to know how to reach the proper lighthouse organization in Wells, Maine, following is the primary information you will need.

To make a cash or artifact donation or join the nonprofit lighthouse preservation group, which is located in a building next door to the Lighthouse Depot retail store contact:

American Lighthouse Foundation &

Museum of Lighthouse History

U.S. Rt. 1 (north)

2190 Post Road

P. O. Box 889, Wells, ME 04090

www.LighthouseFoundation.org

Ph: (207) 646-0245

To contact Lighthouse Digest magazine, which is that wonderful magazine you are reading now, contact:

Lighthouse Digest

P.O. Box 68, Wells, ME 04090

www.LighthouseDigest.com

Ph: (207) 646-7000

You might even consider cutting this out or copying it and attach it to your refrigerator or keeping the page on your desk or by your computer.

You now have all the lighthouse contact information you’ll ever need.

Tim Harrison

Editor & Publisher

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