Joining The World Lighthouse Society

Welcome to the World Lighthouse Society blog.

The Society is open to everyone and joining is very easy. To join or get more information please contact the Administration Officer by emailing

There is a once only only administration fee of GBP£ 22.00 (35 Euro) (40US$) Payment can be made through the Paypal website.

Once you are a registered member you will receive a free CD The Glossary of Lighthouse Terminology - WLS designed and produced. You will also receive your password to the members area of our website

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Saving Tasman Island’s Lighthouse Heritage – support the dedicated volunteers and be rewarded!

A 2005 visit to Tasman Island, one of the most spectacular lighthouse stations in Australia, with the Tasman Peninsula Rotary Club, was the catalyst for the formation of the Wildcare group Friends of Tasman Island.  Over the past 11 years, an impressive range of conservation & maintenance work has been carried out by their volunteers during 25 self-funded working bees.  Each working bee (10 volunteers for 10 days) contributes around 650 volunteer hours. 
Here’s a 2-minute pitch video about the group, their work and their latest project -
Their current campaign: Tasman Island’s Lighthouse Heritage aims to raise $AUS 16,537 to restore the Sunroom and Front Verandah of the historic Lighthouse Keepers Quarters No 2 to its former glory.  Details of the project are on their campaign page.  They have already raised $9, 692 and the campaign ends on Friday 6 October.  
Photo by Erika Shankley

All their rewards would make beautiful presents including their exclusive Lighthouses of Tasmania tea towel or you can simply make a donation.  You can support their campaign by pledging now at:
For more information on Friends of Tasman Island go to 

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

New Member: Friends of Tasman Lighthouse

The World Lighthouse Society welcomes new member organization, the Friends of Tasman Lighthouse, Tasmania, Australia. We're looking forward to learning more about them in an upcoming post on this blog. For now, click on this link to view a video about the group:

NLM Sponsors Hudson River Lighthouse Boat Tour October 14, 2017

Hudson River Lighthouse Boat Tour presented by the National Lighthouse Museum, Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - (tides will determine the ending time).  Leaving from the NY Waterway Pier at the World Financial Center located on the Hudson River at Vesey St. and North End Ave.
Presenters will narrate the cruise as we view the Little Red Lighthouse at Jeffrey's Hook, Ambrose Lightship, Frying Pan Lightship, Lilac Light Tender and the Titanic Memorial Light. Presenters will also note significant New York City sites and relate historic tales. We'll learn about West Point, Stony Point and the Tarrytown Light while viewing the magnificent Palisades and fall foliage.
This trip takes place, rain or shine and leaves promptly at 1:00 pm.  Refreshments will be available on board, but feel free to bring your own snacks. Tickets are $60 Adults, $40 Children (under 10yrs.), $50 Military and Seniors (62+).
For info/Reservations