By Sue Clark on Sep 8, 2008 in News, Opinion | 22 Comments Print This Post
Bolton Hayes Found Dead of Gunshot Wound
Although manner of death hasn’t yet been published, it’s being assumed that Hayes Bolton took his own life with a gun sometime between the evening of Thursday, September 4, when he was last seen alive, and Saturday, September 6, when he was found dead in his house. The investigation is ongoing at this time, and further details will be revealed at a later date.
By Sue Clark on Aug 29, 2008 in Featured | 4 Comments Print This Post
Bidder May File Suit To Reopen
In an unexpected development to the two auctions of the New York Lighthouses, it appears an improper setting in the GSA’s computer system may have caused the premature end of the auction. According to one of the bidders, Michael Lynn Gabriel, he was preparing to enter a new bid when he discovered the auctions had been closed, against the rules on the site and not in accordance with the information in the Invitations For Bid. The auctions have been in a soft close state since August 15. Taking this directly from the Instructions To Bidders in the IFB for West Bank (and it’s the same in the one for Old Orchard Shoals), it reads:
By Sue Clark on Aug 28, 2008 in Events | Comments Welcome Print This Post
If you’re in New York on Saturday, August 30, you might want to check out the Huntington Lighthouse Music Fest. It promises to be quite a day. Rain date will be Sunday, August 31. All proceeds will benefit the Huntington Lighthouse. For more information please visit the Lighthouse Musicfest site.
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By Sue Clark on Aug 27, 2008 in News | Comments Welcome Print This Post
Conservationists Say Nay
The February 2008 wreck of the Spanish Fishing Trawler Spinningdale has created calls for the building of a lighthouse on the World Heritage Site St. Kilda, an archipelago in the British Isles. The wreck during a blinding snowstorm in February was highlighted by a dramatic helicopter rescue of the fourteen crewmen aboard the ship. Four were hospitalized with hypothermia. Their vessel ran aground on rocks on one of the islands of the St. Kilda archipelago - 40 miles west of the Outer Hebrides.
By Sue Clark on Aug 25, 2008 in Events | 4 Comments Print This Post
Join the American Lighthouse Foundation September 20, 2008 for an exciting cruise with Dolphin Feet Whale Watch of Provincetown! Featured will be eight lighthouses on Cape Cod and in Buzzards Bay, plus the opportunity to cruise through the historic 17.4-mile Cape Cod Canal.
The cruise will leave from MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown at 10:00 a.m. We’ll see Race Point Light, Wood End Light, and Long Point Light around Provincetown, all maintained by the Cape Cod Chapter of ALF. We’ll then go through the Cape Cod Canal into Buzzards Bay to see Wings Neck Light, Cleveland Ledge Light, Neds Point Light, and Bird Island Light.
By Sue Clark on Aug 25, 2008 in Lighthouses For Sale | 5 Comments Print This Post
Conneaut Lighthouse will be up for auction again in Spring of 2010. The purchaser, Gary Zaremba, did not get the required bottomlands lease from the state of Ohio. Watch this site for more information for when the auction draws near.
Even though two lighthouse auctions (West Bank and Old Orchard) are stuck in a bidding war, while two others (Sharp’s Island and Borden Flats) are open, but without much action on them yet, the General Service Administration is getting ready to put three more lighthouses up for sale to the public, all of them in the Great Lakes. Two are in Ohio and one is in Minnesota. As always, the Invitations For Bids are in PDF format. The links will open in a new window, or you can right click and save them to read at your leisure. You will need Adobe Reader to view them.
By Sue Clark on Aug 23, 2008 in News, Press Release | 1 Comment Print This Post
News Release from Tim Harrison
Lighthouses of the Sunrise County
“Never before in the history of lighthouses has such a book ever been published with so many historic images for such as small number of American lighthouses,” says Tim Harrison, author of the new book, Lighthouses of the Sunrise County, which recounts in stories and images of the people who kept the lighthouses in Washington County, Maine. Harrison said Maine’s Washington County has an amazingly rich lighthouse and maritime history that many people know very little about, “and I felt it was time to document and share this part of Maine’s history with the world.”