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 wls@worldlighthouses.org

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











Thursday, 12 October 2017

Tour America's only steam-powered lighthouse tender
Learn to tie knots like a sailor
Turn the wheel
Find out lighthouses and buoys help ships find their way
Hear about life and work on board a Coast Guard ship
Discover how steam made the ship go

Open House New York Weekend
Returns to LILAC
Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15
2:00 to 7:00 PM


Free admission
Join us!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

National Lighthouse Museum October Events

October Events!
We invite you to join us for any or all of our October events.
October 14, 2017 Hudson River Boat Tour

Saturday, October 14th we will again tour the magnificent Hudson venturing as far as Tarrytown, NY. It's Fall Foliage time!

Click the link below to learn more and register.
Beacon of Hope Festival

Rocktober 15th is the day of the Beacon of Hope Festival at our Museum Plaza. Great live entertainment for a worthy cause.

Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the gate. Click the link below to learn more and purchase tickets.

Lecture: The Burning of the Quarantine and the Aftermath

Sunday, October 22nd, Dr. Robert Marraccino and Dr. Michael Vigorito return to speak to us concerning the riots and burning of the Quarantine and resulting consequences.

Tickets are $10 for guests and members are free, but we request that members register for the event.

Click below to learn more, purchase tickets and register.

New Jersey lighthouses and museums host Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Oct. 21-22




CAPE MAY - Lighthouses and select museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey weekend on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.
Challenge yourself to visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend as you tour the state to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.
These majestic beacons have played an important role in New Jersey's history, guarding mariners and protecting our coasts for three centuries. Lighthouses serve as a reminder of American ingenuity while honoring the values of safety and heroism. Visit the lighthouses and museums on the Challenge for an opportunity to learn more about state and national maritime history.
Begin the Challenge at any of the participating 11 New Jersey land-based lighthouses, two life-saving stations or one museum, and purchase a souvenir lanyard ($2).New this year: obtain a pin unique to each site to commemorate your participation in the event. Also new this year: East Point Light and U.S. Life Saving Station 30 are both newly restored and open to the public.
Hours of operation for each lighthouse can be found at participating lighthouse and museum websites and at www.lhchallengenj.org.
The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is also on Facebook where lighthouse fans can communicate with other fans.
            The following lighthouses and museums are participating and invite the public to take advantage of this special weekend to support and preserve the maritime history of New Jersey:
  • Absecon Lighthouse (Atlantic City)
  • Barnegat Lighthouse (Barnegat)
  • Barnegat Lighthouse Historical Museum (Barnegat Light)
  • Cape May Lighthouse (Lower Township)
  • East Point Light (Heislerville)
  • Finns Point Light (Pennsville)
  • Hereford Inlet Light and Delaware Bay Lights Virtual Tour (North Wildwood)
  • Navesink/Twin Lights (Highlands)
  • Sandy Hook Lighthouse (Fort Hancock)
  • Sea Girt Lighthouse (Sea Girt)
  • Tatham Life Saving Station 35 (Stone Harbor)
  • Tinicum Light (open, but not for climbing) (Paulsboro)
  • Tucker's Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport Museum (Tuckerton)
  • and U.S. Life Saving Station 30 (Ocean City)
Night climbs will be offered at Absecon, Cape May and Tucker's Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport.
Proceeds support the preservation of these sites. For further information including directions and map of participating lighthouses go to www.lighthousechallengenj.org.