Keepers’ Blog

Mama Mink

Mama Mink made an appearance above the rocks this afternoon while we were at the lighthouse. The fisher-folk tell us that she lives in the rocks, has her babies near the lighthouse and then moves them back toward shore over the summer, teaching them to fish and take...

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Thank you Huskies!

Volunteers from USM did a great clean up around the base of the lighthouse for Husky Day of Service.

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Assistant Keepers Wanted

As the snow melts and spring returns to Maine, we invite you to Step into History, joining a dedicated group of current-day “Keepers of the Light” — docents, tour guides, shopkeepers and behind the scenes volunteers who open the lighthouse for tours during the summer season.

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Gift Shop Growing

A new gift shop, ticket booth and utility space with lots of storage is coming this spring, thanks to the students, faculty and administration of Southern Maine Community College.

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Grant News – 2016

We sincerely appreciate the support of the funders of the Weathertight Project, the largest to date with expected completion before we open in May 2017.

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Please take our survey

The Spring Point Ledge Light Trust currently has a survey underway to solicit opinions from our visitors on the quality of their visit, reasons for the visit, and to solicit ideas for improvement. The survey will take about six minutes to complete and will provide...

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One of the most interesting aspects of living with a lighthouse is the opportunity for historical research. Sometimes, discoveries are found through archives, online research, or old newspapers. Sometimes, the stories simply walk in through the front door.

Yesterday, Pierre Dwyer came to the lighthouse for an unannounced visit to the structure his great-grandfather, Thomas Dwyer, built in 1896-97. We are wildly excited about this because, other than correspondence between Dwyer and the Lighthouse Board, we knew absolutely nothing about him. Now, we know a lot, including this photo.

Pierre has a significant filmography in Hollywood, where he is a film editor. We look forward to continuing our dialog with him once he returns to Los Angeles and to learning even more about the man responsible for the construction of our lighthouse.
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Work on our lighthouse renovation is nearing completion with the installation of the windows. The windows look awesome and the improvement in ventilation is palpable as soon as you enter the lighthouse.

The glass bricks that have been removed from the windows will be engraved with the lighthouse logo and will be available to the public in the near future. The examples we've received so far are impressive collectors' items. We're very excited.

As you can see, we face a daunting clean-up operation before we can open in late July. Don't be surprised if you hear a call for volunteers!
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Beautiful, restorative, and also very practical! ... See MoreSee Less

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New replica windows in the Keeper's Quarters installed this week. Restoration and preservation combined -- being able to open these windows allows us to dry out the interior of the lighthouse and prevent very damaging moisture build-up. ... See MoreSee Less

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New replica porthole windows installed in the Assistant Keeper's Quarters and they work very well to reduce the moisture level as well as restore the look to the original. ... See MoreSee Less

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